Vestine is 40 years old. She sells vegetables and has been in the business for 15 years. She would like to add more vegetables and fruits for sale. With the loan, she would like to add more eggplant, onions and oranges. The profits from the business will be used to pay her children’s school fees. In the picture, her elder son and another young boy are seated behind her.
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.