Aloise is a 45-year-old Rwandan entrepreneur with three children between the ages of 15 and 22, all of whom are in school. Her husband owns a general store and she sells fruits.
She has been running this business for the past 18 years, and requires this loan so she can purchase 300 kg of tree tomatoes, 100 kg of oranges, and 500 kg of tangerines. She plans to save future profits so she can continue to provide for her family.
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.