Pelagie is married and has two children who are 17 months and 4 years old. She is 37 years-old and her husband is a policeman. Pelagie has a shop that sells a variety of items including children's clothes, shoes and clothing materials. She also sells household items such as match boxes, cooking oil, candles, soap and other goods.
Pelagie has had this business for three years. She is requesting this loan in order to expand her shop and buy more items to sell, such as sugar. She also wants to buy another wedding gown to add to the one she has for rent.
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.