Vridaus is 28 years old. She is married with two children, both of whom attend school. Her husband works as a driver. She sells shoes and has been in the business for four years. The profits from the business will be used to establish a boutique in which she will sell other items.
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.