Valerie is 25 years old and married to a driver. She sells charcoal and she has been doing this for more than two years. She has asked for the loan to buy more sacks of charcoal for resale. She believes that the profits from this business will be used to create savings.
About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)
Urwego 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.