Jeanne is a 40-year-old Rwandan entrepreneur with four children between the ages of 4 and 14 years old Her husband raises animals and she sells fruit.
She has been running her fruit business for the past 15 years, and she requires this loan so that she can purchase 100 bunches of bananas, 80 pineapples, and 4 sacks of avocados that she will sell for a profit.
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.