Claudette is 28 years old. She is married to a driver. They have two children aged 1 and 8. She has requested the loan to buy more foodstuffs to sell, such as bananas. With the profits, she will pay school fees for her children and renovate the house.
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.