Marie Josepha is 39 years old. She sells different items in the boutique, and has been in the business for 10 years. She has three children between four and fifteen years old. With the loan she will add more rice, cooking oil and soaps to her business to sell. She will use the profits from the business to make savings.
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.