Emmanuel is 32 years-old. He has three children between the age of seven and 15 years, and all go to school. His wife is a business woman selling clothes. Emmanuel has spent seven years in the business. He sells shoes, and has requested the loan to add more shoes to his stock. With the profits, he hopes to pay school fees for his children.
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.