Violette is age 36. She has five children who are between 3 and 10 years old. Four of them attend school. Violette sells beans, and she has spent four years in the business. Violette has requested the loan to buy more beans to sell, and she plans to use the profits for paying school fees and providing food for the family.
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.