Helene is 65 years old. She has eight children who are ages 6 to 47 years old. They have all been to school.
She sells green bananas and traditionally made alcohol and she is also a farmer. This business has enabled her to pay garden employees and meet the needs of her family.
She is requesting a loan to buy more green bananas and some other type of bananas used to make alcohol. With the profits she plans to feed her children 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.