Viliginie, aged 41, is married and has three children aged between 7 and 10, all attending school. She has been selling foodstuffs for the past 20 years. The loan requested will be used to buy more beans to sell. Viliginie will use the profits from the business to pay the children's school fees and to make more savings.
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.