Consessa is 53 years old. She sells bananas and has spent 12 years in the business. She is a widow with two children, ages 13 and 17.
With this loan, Consessa would like to add more bananas for resale. The profits from her business will be used to renovate her house.
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.