Fredaus is 33 years old and has 3 children ages 3 – 8. Two of them are in school. Her husband is a photographer. She sells vegetables and tea spices. She has been doing this business for the last 15 years. This business has enabled her to buy a piece of land on which she plans to build a family house. She would like a loan in order to buy more vegetables and spices in order to make more profits. She will use the profits to care for her family .
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.