Claudine is 49 years old, married, and has five children between ages of 14 and 27. She sells potatoes and charcoal, which she has been doing for six years.
Claudine is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy more potatoes and charcoal to sell. The profits will be used to pay school fees and for saving for her future. Claudine would love to see her business prosper and run her own charcoal store 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.