Marie Gorette is 40 years old, married and the mother of three children. For the last three years, she has earned a living by selling bananas. Marie is requesting a loan to buy more bananas to sell to her customers. She plans to use the profits made possible by this loan to renovate her house.
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.