Elisabethe is 38 years old. She is married with six children. Five of her children attend school, while the youngest child is still too young to attend school.
She owns a hardware store where all different types of construction materials are sold. She would like to request a loan for buying more construction materials, such as cement, iron sheets, painting color and nails for resale. She plans to use the profits from this business for reinvesting in the same business.
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.