Beatha is 40 years old and has 6 children who are ages 5-22 years old. Her husband is a farmer. She sells malt (soaked sorghum) and she has done this business for many years.
From the profits she makes from this business, she can afford to pay her children’s school fees, medical insurance and feed her family. She is requesting a loan to buy more sorghum for her to make more savings. She plans to save all her profits.
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.