Liberathe is 53 years old. She has two children who are ages 17 and 23 years old. She works with her husband. She owns a general store selling foodstuffs such as rice, cooking oil, salt and kerosene, etc. With this business, she has built a house and installed electricity in her house. It has also enabled her to meet the needs of her family. She is requesting a loan to buy more foodstuffs, such as rice, to put in her store in order to make more profit. With the profit, she plans to buy a piece of land.
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.