Beatrice is 55 years old. She is married and has five children between the ages of 23 and 35. Only one is a student attending high school; the others have completed their studies. She wants a loan to buy more nets for use in fishing. She has been a fisher for nine years. She plans to use the profits to buy cows that can provide milk for the health of 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.