Leatitia is 36 years old. She has one child who is 17 years old and is in school. Her husband is a farmer. Leatitia sells tomatoes wholesale at the market. She has been selling tomatoes for the past 8 years. With the help of her business, she is able to meet both her and her child’s needs. Leatitia is requesting a loan to purchase large quantities of tomatoes to make more profit.
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.