She is a 27-year-old Rwandan entrepreneur with two children ages one and five years old. The eldest is in school. Her husband is a driver.
For the past three years, she has been selling charcoal and this business has enabled her to feed her family.
She needs a loan to purchase more charcoal that she will sell for a profit.
With future profits, she plans to save so she can purchase a motorcycle for her husband’s business.
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.