Pelagie was born in 1958. She has eight children who are aged 15-30 years. Five of them are in school while the other three have accomplished school. Her husband is a farmer.
Pelagie sells sorghum and this business has enabled her to feed her family with no difficulties. She has done this business for five years. She is requesting a loan to buy more sorghum and make a locally produced non-alcoholic drink called "ubushera". She plans to renovate her house with the profits she hopes to make.
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.