Rose is 23 years old, married and has two children who are ten months and five years old. Her older child goes to school, while she has earned a living for the last five years by selling hand bags. She has requested a loan to buy more hand bags to sell. With the profits made possible by this loan, she will pay for her older child's tuition.
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.