Xavera, aged 45, is a widow with 1 child who is 23 years old. Xavera has been selling foodstuffs for the past 4 years. She has requested the loan to add more different kinds of food items such as beans, bananas and sorghum. From the profits she expects to continue to make savings. In the future, she dreams to have a large store of food items.
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.