Rehem is aged 33. She is married with seven children aged between two and 16 years. Five of them attend schools. She owns a butcher shop and has been in the business for 11 years.
With the loan, she wants to buy more meat to sell in the butcher shop. With the profits from the business, she wants to pay school fees for her children.
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.