Ruth is 39 years old. She has four children who are all enrolled in school. Ruth owns a boutique which she has been running for four years. With the loan, she will add more items in the boutique, such as sugar, soaps, and salt. She hopes to use the profits to pay school fees for the children and provide food for the family.
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.