Hirarie, aged 27, has two children both of whom go to school. She sells clothes in her business which she has been running for the past two years. She wants the loan so she can increase the amount of clothes she has to sell. With the profits she wants to reinvest in the same business. In the future, she would wish to have a better business. In the photo, Hirarie is holding her handbag and counting notes for her next cycle's capital.
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.