Brigitte is 36 years old and has two children who are four and eight years old. Both children are in school. She owns a restaurant, which she has been running for five years. Brigitte would like a loan to buy rice, potatoes, bananas, and other foodstuffs to use in her restaurant. Any profits from the business will be used to buy a house. In the future, she would like to run a bar.
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.