Tabita, a 33-year-old mother of two children aged four and seven, both in school, is married to an agronomist. Tabita sells a variety of products such as rice, sugar, and salt in a store that she has run for three years. She would like a loan to increase her inventory of goods to sell in her store. Any profits from the business will be used to provide food for her family and pay school fees for her children.
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.