HOPE International owns 99% of Urwego Bank’s shares. HOPE International’s vision is to to invest in the dreams of families in the world’s underserved communities as while proclaiming and living the Gospel.
World Relief was the founder of Urwego Bank and owns 1% of the shares currently. Since 1994, World Relief has taken up the call to serve in Rwanda. What began as a response to genocide shifted over the years to a focus on long-term development through microfinance, responding to the HIV/AIDS crisis, and helping reduce child mortality.