Virginie is 48 years old. She has 5 children aged between eighteen and twenty-eight. They have all been in school, apart from one who did not want to go to school.
Virginie sells green bananas; she is proud of her business and she has done it for nine years. She is requesting a loan in order to buy more green bananas and with the profits she hopes to expand her business.
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.