A loan of $3,675 helped a member to buy more food and household goods to sell to her customers.

Urumuri A Group's story

Urumuri, which is the name of this loan group, means Light in the Kinyarwanda language. Each of this group's members makes a living selling various items locally. Peteronille, the group leader, is 35 years old, married and has four children who are between the ages of five and 11. All of her children are in school. Her husband works as a farmer. Peteronille runs a shop where she sells household and food items such as sugar, soaps, rice, lotions and soda. She has had this business for 20 years and will use her portion of this loan to buy more items to sell to her customers. She plans to use the additional income made possible by this loan to pay her children's school fees. She has succeeded in business because she knows her customers well. In the future, she hopes to buy a house where she can also run her business. In the photo, we see Peteronille seated in the second row holding up her Urwego Opportunity Bank Passbook.

In this group: Anathalie, Emerance, Agnes, Peteronille, Gaudance*, Theogene, Emmanuel, Jean, Esther, Rosine, Odette*, Beatrice, Scovia, Alivera*, Alphonsine, Laurence, Judith, Hassina, Egidie*, Floride, Beatrice, Marie Rose, Liberatha*, Jean Christom, Chantal
*not pictured

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details