Nelie is 37 years old and has three children who are between the ages of five and 17. Her husband sells shoes. Nelie has been selling tomatoes in the market on a wholesale scale for the past 11 years. This business has enabled her pay school fees for her children and pays her house rent as well. She is requesting a loan to buy more tomatoes to sell and make more profits. She plans to buy a piece of land with the profits she plans 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.