Marie Solange is 24. She is married with three children aged between one month and six years. The oldest child attends school. She wants a loan to buy equipment for her salon, such as shampoo, dryers and mirrors. Marie Solange has spent three years running this business. With the profits, she will renovate her house.
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.