Esperance is 28 years old, married with four children who are aged between four and ten. Two of her children go to school while others are still young. Her husband works with her as well. Esperance sells different items in her shop such as cooking oil, salt, soap, sweets and onions. She has been doing this business for a period of eight years. She praises her business that contributed much to satisfy her daily needs. She says that this loan will be used to add more items in her business and the profits anticipated will be used to buy livestock and a garden. She would wish to set up 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.