Gorethe is a 30-year-old Rwandan entrepreneur. She has three children between the ages of 2 and 12 years old and her husband works as a driver.
For the past 12 years, she has been running a business selling green bananas. This business has enabled her to build a house and feed her children.
She requires this loan to buy one ton of bananas that she will sell for a profit.
With the future profits she will earn, she plans to pay the school fees for her children and hopefully accumulate savings.
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.