Margueritte is a mother of three children, all of whom attend schools. She owns a shop and has been running that business for 12 years. With the loan she has requested, she plans to add more items to her shop, such as cooking oil, sugar, and soaps for sale. The profits from the business will be used to renovate her house.
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.