Amina is 53 years old. She has one child, aged 11. Her husband works as farmer. She has sold foodstuffs for the period of 20 years. With the loan, she will buy more foodstuffs, most especially bananas. With the extra profits, she will buy a bicycle for helping with transportation and distribution in the 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.