Liberatha is 52 years old. She is married and has four children who are between the ages of 14 and 30. Her youngest child attends school. Her husband works as a farmer. Liberatha sells locally-produced juice, yellow bananas and avocados. She has been selling fruits and vegetables for five years.
She has requested this loan to add more produce to sell. She believes her business to have been successful because she has managed to pay school fees for her children and has also bought a goat. With her profits she plans to buy a bicycle which will help her in the daily operations of her business through transporting her goods. She dreams of being a millionaire in the future!
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.