Angelique is 32 years old. She has 5 children who range from the age of 1-9 years. All her children are in school apart from the two youngest who are not yet of school age. Her husband is a motorcyclist and farmer. Angelique sells locally-made banana juice and helps her husband with farming. She has done this business for 3 years. She is requesting a loan to buy a new motorcycle that will be used to transport the items she sells and to transport other goods and people in the area.
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.