Alphonsine is 34 years old. She is married and has three children, two of them attending school. For three years, she has been selling various items, such as sandals and flip flops. The loan she has requested will be used to buy more sandals and flip-flops for resale. The profits from the business will be used to provide food for her family and to make more savings.
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.