Delphine is 33 years old and has five children who are between 4 and 12 years old. They are all in school. She works with her husband selling foodstuffs in the market. They have been doing this for five years, which has enabled them to build a house and send their children to school. They would like a loan to buy more foodstuffs in order to make more profits. They will use these profits to buy another house to rent out as supplemental income.
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.