Jeannette is 38 years old. She is a widow with three children who has earned a living for the past seven years by selling various food items. She earns enough money to provide food for her family, and is requesting a loan to increase her profits by buying more sugar, rice and cooking oil to sell to her customers. She will use the additional income she earns to make her business more profitable.
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.