Ayisha is married and has four children. All go to school except the youngest who is three months old. She usually sells shirts for men and skirts for ladies. She has spent six years in the business. With the loan, she wants to add more shirts and skirts to sell. With the profits from the business, she will pay the school fees for the children.
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.