Anuarite is 35 years old. She is married and has seven children between the ages of two and 13. Five of her children are enrolled in school. Her husband is a driver.
Anuarite sells cooking oil, sugar, soaps, soft drinks and lotions. She has spent ten years in this business. With this loan, she will buy more items such as sugar, soaps, and soft drinks to sell. With the profit she will buy more stock for sale. She says her business is well-known because she has a large number of customers.
In the future, she would like to sell food as well.
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.