Sophie is 45 years old. She has seven children who are between 9 and 24 years old. They are all in school. Her husband is a farmer.
Sophie sells sorghum and she has been selling sorghum for the past four years. This business has enabled her to feed her family and meet her needs.
She is requesting a loan to buy more sorghum for sale. She plans to save all her profits and pay her children’s school fees.
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.