Solange is a 26-year-old Rwandan entrepreneur with two children ages six and seven. Her husband owns a bar selling beer.
For the past 10 years, she has been selling vegetables. The profits from this business have enabled her to take care of her children.
She will use this loan to purchase more vegetables that she will sell for a profit. She plans to save her future profits to be able to provide for her family in the future.
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.