Jeannette is 35 years old. She is married with four children. The oldest is 16 and the youngest is seven. Her husband is a driver. She has been in business for six years, selling different items in her boutique. With the loan, she wants to buy more lotions, cooking oil and soap for sale. The profit will go towards the children's school fees.
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.