Jean Batiste is 30 years old, married, and has two children, one of whom attends school. His wife owns a shop where she sells different items. Jean Batiste sells food stuffs such as matooke (green bananas). This business has enabled him build his own house. He is requesting a loan to buy more matooke in order to increase his profits. He plans to buy animals with the profits he hopes to earn.
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.