Placidie is 43 years old. She has three children, aged between 14 and 17, all of whom attend school. Placidie sells different types of shoes. She has been doing this business for twelve years. She plans to use the profits obtained from her business to buy a house.
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.