Donathille is a 58 year old widow and has eight children. She also cares for three other dependents. Currently, eight of her children attend school. Donathille sells foodstuffs, which she has done for 30 years.
Donathille will use the loan to purchase foodstuffs, such as sweet potatoes and beans, to sell. With the new profits from her expanded business, Donathille plans to continue to grow her business, and she hopes to buy a car for business purposes 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.