Marie is 48 years old, married, and has four children, aged 9 months to 19 years. Her husband is a farmer. She sells foodstuffs in a shop she has run for five years.
Marie is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy beans and sorghum to sell in her shop. She plans to use any profits to build a house. She hopes to run a big and prosperous store 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.