Chantal is 34 years old and has 4 children ranging in age from 3 to 10; the oldest goes to school. Chantal sells pots and flowers and has been doing so for the past 10 years. She has requested a loan to buy more flowers and pots for decoration. She is planning to use the profits to pay school fees and to build a house with the remainder.
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.