Louise, age 32, sells fruit to earn an income. She and her husband have a two-year-old child and a one-year-old baby. Her husband is a store owner.
Louise has requested this loan in order to buy more fruit to offer for sale.
She intends to use her profits to grow her savings.
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.