Esther is 39 years old and has 5 children who are between the ages of 3 and 20 years old. Two of her children have completed high school, while others are still in school. Esther owns a shop in which she sells various goods such as sugar, salt and soap. She is requesting a loan in order to buy more soap, salt and sugar.
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.