Beathe is 33 years old, married, and has three children, one of who attends school. Her husband works as a mason. Beathe sells a variety of items in her shop. She has been in this business for seven months. She is requesting a loan to buy clothes and she believes that the profits will be re-invested for the growth of her business. She hopes to have a big shop 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.