Jeanne is 42 years old. She is married with 3 children ages between 7 and 12 years; all of them go to school. Her husband is a policeman. Jeanne works in a shop and she has been running a business for the past 6 years. With the loan, she would like to buy rice, sugar, soda, beans and cassava flour for sale. The profits from the business will be used to build a house.
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.