Gerturde is 41 years old and married with seven children between the ages of 15 and 22. She sells items such as salt, sugar, and cooking oil in a store she has run for ten years. Gerturde would like a loan to buy more salt, sugar,cooking oil and other new items to sell in her store. Any profits will be used to pay school fees for her children.
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.