Esperance is 41 years old. She has 6 children aged between 4 and 20. Her husband is a soldier and she owns a store in which she sells food stuffs such as Irish potatoes, cassava and beans. Esperance is requesting a loan to buy more food stuffs and to reinvest in her business. In the future, she hopes to open a wholesale shop.
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.