Francoise is 32 years old, and she is married to a chef. She has three children; her oldest is 13, and her youngest is 8. She’s been in business for two years, and she sells bed sheets. With the loan, she wants to buy more bedsheets for sale. Her profit would be put into renovating her 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.