Belthilde is 36 years old. She has six children who are ages 3-14 years. Her husband is a farmer. She is sells foodstuffs, and she has been selling foodstuffs for the past 12 years. This business has enabled her to feed her family and to pay house rent. She is requesting a loan to buy more foodstuffs for sale. With the profits, she plans to renovate her house.
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.