Marie, 26, is married to a motorist and they have two children.
Marie owns a boutique and has been in the business for the past four years. With the loan, she wants to add more items such as sugar, salt, cooking oil and soap for sale.
Marie will use the profits from the business to provide food for the family.
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.