Jeannette, age 24, sells utensils to earn an income. She has been engaged in this business for the last five years. Her husband provides motorcycle transportation services, and they support the family together.
Jeannette is requesting a loan in order to buy more utensils to offer for sale.
The expected profits from the business will be used to pay her children's school fees.
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.