Hassin is a married woman and has four children who are between 5 and 15 years old. One of her children is in the secondary school while the rest are still in primary school. Her husband is an agricultural officer in the district.
Hassin trades in peas, wheat, beans and soybeans. She plans to use the loan to increase her inventory of grains and vegetables so that she can meet the demands of her clients. With the help of her husband and this loan, she intends to at least buy and sell one ton of food products per month.
About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)
Urwego 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.