Germaine is 41 years old. She has two children, aged one and 12. Germaine has spent seven years selling different items in her boutique; she has requested the loan to add more items to the boutique to sell. She plans to use the profits to 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.