Jeanne D’Arc, 46 years old, has five mature children. She has operated a business selling beans and sorghum for 20 years. Jeanne D’Arc has requested this loan to buy more beans and sorghum to sell. She plans to use the profits for paying her children's school fees.
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.