Aurelie is 49 years old. She is married and has nine children who are between 5 and 25 years old. All her children go to school and her husband works as a businessman as well. Aurelie sells a variety of commodities in her shop, such as sugar, beans, potatoes and maize flour, and has five years experience working in this business.
She says that her business is successful because it has allowed her to look after her family and pay her children's school fees. She has requested a loan to add more commodities for sale and hopes to buy livestock and rent a business house from the profits of this business. She dreams to own a big shop in the future.
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.