Lea is 50 years old,she has 6 children who are ages 12-30 years old. All are in school, apart from the youngest. Her husband is a driver.
She sells irish potatoes on a whole sale scale and she has done this business for 11 years. This business has enabled her to educate her children and feed her family as well. She needs a loan to buy more irish potatoes and make more profits. With the profits she plans to buy food for her family and to pay school fees for her children.
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.