Vestine is 29 years old, married, and has two children, one of whom attends school. She owns a general store in which she sells different kinds of foodstuffs, such as beans and rice, together with other items. She has been doing this for five years and it is going well. The income she earns has enabled her meet her needs. Vestine is requesting a loan to buy rice and beans. With the profits she plans to save some of her earnings and continue feeding her children.
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.