Mado, 30, has six children between the ages of 2 and 6. All but the two youngest of Mado’s children attend school. She sells potatoes, bananas and many other items. She has been doing this business for three years. She plans to use the profits that she will obtain from the business to buy a plot of land. Mado is celebrating Christmas with her children for the festive season.
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.