Agnes was born in 1960. She is married to a farmer and they have seven children. She is very hardworking and she has helped her husband pay her children’s school fees.
She sells sorghum beer and green bananas on a retail basis. She also sells sorghum grain, both retail and wholesale. She has done this business for 25 years. The black plastic container by her side contains sorghum beer. She is requesting a loan in order to increase her capital by buying more sorghum and green bananas. Agnes hopes to pay her children’s school fees and have some savings with the profits.
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.