Pophie is 29 years old. She is married and has two children. She sells goat hides and cow hides. She has spent four years in the business.
With the loan, she wants to add more hides for sale because the shoe and bag making industries need them so much. She plans to use the profits from the business to buy a small truck, which will help her with transportation for those hides.
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.