Virgnie is a 44-year-old Rwandan entrepreneur with five children between the ages of 6 and 11. Her husband is not working and she runs a business selling vegetables.
She has been doing this business for the past 17 years and it has helped feed her family, pay for medical insurance, pay school fees, and save money.
She will use this loan to purchase more vegetables that she will sell for a profit so that 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.