Claudine, age 30, is a mother of three children. She owns a boutique (store) where she sells different items. She has requested the loan to buy more items to add to the boutique such as beans, salt, cooking oil, and sugar. The profits from the business will be used to reinvest in the business. She dreams of owning a large store in the future.
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.