Samuel is 58 years old. He is married with four children, aged between 1 and 30 years. Only two go to school. His wife works as a farmer.
Samuel sells drinks of different types and has been in the business for ten years. With the loan, he will buy more beer and soda for sale. The profits from the business will be used to renovate the house.
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.