Jacqueline is 34 years old. She is married with 7 children between the ages of 5 and 17. She owns a restaurant that she has been running for 12 years. With the loans, she will buy more foodstuffs to use in the restaurant. She hopes to use the profits from the restaurant to pay her children's school fees.
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.