Gaudence is forty-two years old. She has four children, all of whom go to school. She has a boutique which she has been running for the past two years. She will use the loan she has requested to buy more items to sell in the boutique. Gaudence has a plan to build a house from the profits she will obtain from the business.
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.