Beatha is 24 years old, married, and has 2 children, aged 2 and 5 years. Her older child is in nursery school and the younger one is not yet old enough for school.
Since 1996, Beatha has been running a shop in which she sells shoes, bags, plates, soaps, cottons, and other housewares. This business has allowed Beatha to add annexes to her home. Beatha's husband is in the same business, running a shop in a different market.
With this loan, Beatha intends to buy additional shoes, bags and other housewares to sell. She hopes to reinvest to profits back into 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.