Rose is aged 27. She is married to a businessman and they have one child aged 2. She has requested the loan to add more merchandise like sugar, rice and utensils to her shop which she has been running for the past three years. With the profits she plans to make more investments in the same 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.