HOPE International owns 99 percent of Urwego Bank’s shares. HOPE International’s mission is to invest in the dreams of families in the world’s underserved communities as they proclaim and live the Gospel.

World Relief founded Urwego Bank and currently owns 1 percent of the shares. 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.