Vestine is 41 years old. She has seven children aged between 3 and 19 years, all of whom go to school. She has been in the business of making clothes since she began working as a tailor 11 years ago. With the loan, Vestine will buy fabrics from which she will make clothes to sell. She plans to use the profits to pay her children's school fees.
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.