Protegene is 21 years old and single. He sells different items in his store. He has requested a loan to add new foodstuffs such as potatoes, cooking oil, and cassava flour. He has been selling foodstuffs for 5 years. With the profits, he will make savings. In the future, he would like to own a store.
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.