Jeanette is aged 28 and is married with four children. Only one of her children attends school.
Jeanette has worked as a tailor for more than four years. She has requested this loan to buy an additional sewing machine. If she is able to realize extra profits from her business, she plans to buy more fabric for use in her tailoring.
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.