Beatha is 48 years old. She is married with eight children between the ages of 4 and 19; all of her children are enrolled in school. She sells goats, and has been running this same business for more than 11 years. The loan will be used to buy more goats to sell. With the profits, she will pay school fees and buy a plot of land for digging. In the future, she dreams to expand her business.
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.