Vestine is 40 years old and is married with eight children. Her children range from age 2 to 16, and seven of them are in school. Her husband is a farmer and together they can afford health insurance for the whole family.
Vestine has been a farmer for twenty-five years. She has a popular business due to the amount of time she has committed to it. She plans to use the loan to expand the number of crops that she grows. She also wants to sell her crops in more markets.
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.