Elisse is 42 years old. He is married to a businesswoman. They have seven children aged between 19 and three, six of whom attend school. He has been selling vegetables for five years. With the loan he wants to buy more tomatoes, carrots and eggplant. He plans to use the profits to pay his children's school fees. In the future, he would like his business to prosper at a high level.
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.