Alphonsine is 24 years old. She has two children who are ages 3 and 7 years. One child is in school.
Alphonsine owns a milling machine and she has been running it for two years. This milling machine has enabled her to build a small family house.
She also owns a shop in which she sells different items that are commonly needed at home.
She is requesting a loan to buy another milling machine, which she expects will earn her more money.
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.