Peline is 29 years old. She is married and has three children who range from 2 weeks to seven years of age. The eldest is in school and the others are not yet of school age.
Peline sells shoes in the market. Her husband runs the same business, but in a different location. She has been in this business for seven years.
Peline wants a loan to buy more shoes to sell. With the profits from this loan, she hopes to increase her shoe inventory.
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.