Sarah is a 27-year-old married woman with two children aged one month and four years old. Her husband is a mechanic.
Sarah has been in business for five years selling food. She has asked for a loan to buy more bananas, potatoes and beans. She plans to add to her savings with the anticipated increase in profits from the loan.
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.