Cecile is 29 years old and married to a businessman. She earns a living by selling beer in a store that she has been running for three years. She is requesting a loan to buy more beer to sell, and will use the profits made possible by this loan to set aside money as savings.
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.