Alphonse is 37 years old. She sells maize and beans. She has been in the business for the past nine years. With the loan, she wants to buy more beans and sorghum for sale. She plans to use the profits to recover a loss she incurred.
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.