Emerthe is 36 years old with three children aged 6 to 12 years. All of them are currently in school. She is married to a technician. Emerthe sells cooking oil, rice, flour, and other goods in a store she has been running for five years. She would like a loan to expand her inventory and add a more diverse selection to her store. Any profits will be used to renovate her house. She would like to become a self-sustaining businesswoman in the future.
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.