Naomi was born in 1962. She has eight children; her eldest child is 28 years old while the youngest is 15. Naomi’s husband is currently retired.
She sells charcoal and has done this business since 2001. She is requesting a loan in order to buy more sacks of charcoal. She plans to buy Irish potatoes with the profits she hopes to make.
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.