Veredianne is a 49-year-old Rwandan entrepreneur with 6 children between the ages of 9 and 26 years old. Three of the children have completed primary school and the youngest three are still in school. Veredianne's husband sells foodstuffs.
For the past 11 years, Veredianne has also run a business selling foodstuffs. Her business has helped meet her family's needs. Veredianne will use this loan to purchase more foodstuffs that she will sell. With the future profits from her business, she hopes to renovate her house.
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.