Donatha is a mother of five children, ages seven to twelve. Two of them are adopted. And they all go to school. She sells foodstuffs, and she has spent eight years in the business. With the loan, she wants to buy more foods to resell, like potatoes, rice and maize flour. The profits from the business will be used to make 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.