Irene is 59 years old, she has nine children who are ages 20-40 years old. Only two are in school while the others are already married. Her husband is a farmer while Irene sells food stuffs such as beans, sorghum etc. This business has enabled her pay school fees for her children and build a house in which she stays.
She is requesting a loan to buy more food and make more profits. She plans to open up a wholesale store in the market where she hopes to get more clients. With the profits she plans to feed her family and renovate her house.
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.