Console is a 33-year-old Rwandan entrepreneur. She is a widow with six-year-old twins. For the past four years she has run a hair salon, and this business has helped her meet the needs of her family.
She requires this loan so she may purchase and install hairdryers in her salon. She plans to begin to save her future profits so that she may provide for her family in the future.
About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)
Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) is a Rwandan bank specializing in microfinance. It offers credit products to individuals and groups interested in starting or expanding their businesses. It also offers training in business development, financial literacy and health management. Given that approximately 90% of the Rwandan population is directly or indirectly related to the agricultural sector, Kiva lenders’ funds will be used to support UOB’s agricultural loan products, which are vital to the clients living in remote areas.