Vestine, 40 years old, is married with six children, between the ages of 2 and 20. All of her children go to school. She has been selling shop items such as sugar, rice, salt, and biscuits for 10 years. With the loan, she would like to buy more salt, rice, and biscuits for sale. The profits from the business will be used to increase her inventory.
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.