Assia is 28 and married with one child who goes to school. She sells shoes and has been in the business for two years. She wants the loan to buy more shoes for sale and increase her profits.
Assia plans to use the profits from her business to pay for her children’s school fees. She is very thankful and looking forward to celebrating Christmas with her family.
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.