Nadia is 29 years old; she has two children who are nine and six. They are both in school. Nadia's husband is a driver.
Nadia owns a general store in which she sells spices, candles, matches, soap and some foodstuffs such as Irish potatoes and sugar; she has had this business for two years. It has allowed her to pay school fees for her children and feed her family as well.
She is requesting a loan to buy more foodstuffs and make more profits. With the profits she plans to renovate her house.
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.