Mediatrice is 34 years old. She has four children, all of whom attend school except the youngest. She is married to a businessman.
She has spent four years running a market business. She expects to use the loan to buy more market items such as rice, sugar, and maize flour to sell. She plans to save the profits as well as paying 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.