Agnes is 33 years old and she is engaged to be married. She sells a small fish called indagara. She has been selling them for the last five years. She buys the fish from Burundi and sells them in Rwanda. Her business has grown in recent years. She would like to reach the level of becoming a wholesaler. In order to do this, she needs a loan to buy more small fish in order to make more profits.
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.