Betty is 35 years old and has six children, the eldest of whom is 18 years old and the youngest 5 months. Betty's husband is a policeman.
Betty owns a small store in which she sells soft drinks, water, and juices, and she is requesting a loan in order to buy more juices, sodas, milk, and water. With the profits, she plans to buy household equipment, such as cups and saucepans.
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.