Desideriyo is 49 years old. She is married and has three children who are between 12 and 28 years old. One of her children goes to school and the others have completed their studies. Her husband sells shoes. Desideriyo sells shoes and sorghum. She has spent three years in this business and she is requesting this loan to buy more sorghum and shoes to sell.
Her business is very important to her as it allowed her to build her house. With the future profits she will now renovate her house.
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.