Mediatrice is 42 years old. She is married and has four children aged between five and fifteen. She sells beans and tomatoes. She has spent 12 years in the business. With the loan, she wants to add more beans and tomatoes for sale. The profits from the business will be used to put aside savings which she intends to use in the future, when the money has accumulated.
About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)
Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB) 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.