Francine, 29 years old, has three children aged between 6 and 9, all attending school. She has been selling skirts for two years. Francine has realized that her business needs more capital, so she has requested a loan to increase the volume of her business. She will use the profits from the business to help upgrade it.
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.