Speciose is married and her husband is a businessman. She owns a secretarial shop where she makes photocopies for the clients and prints for them. She has been running the business for the past 12 years. With the loan, she would like to buy more papers and cartridges to sell. The profits from the business will be used to provide food for the family.
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.