Jean De Dieu is 33 years old. He is married with one child, aged three. He sells different items in his shop and has spent three years doing this. With the loan, he wants to add more curry powder, cooking oil, beans and flours. With the profits from the business, he will provide food for his 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.