Dancille is 39 years old. She has two children who are ages 15 and 17. They are both in school.
She owns a general store in which she sells food such as green bananas and Irish potatoes (packed in the sacks behind her in the photo). She has done this business for seven years.
She is requesting a loan to buy more food in order to make more profits. With the profits she hopes to make she plans to build her own family 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.