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Tujyimbere Agric Cb Group

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, , Rwanda / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy more Irish potato seeds to grow Irish potatoes.


Tujyimbere Agric Cb Group's story

Tujyimbere Agric CB Group is a group represented by Gaudence, a 40-year-old mother of five children aged between 5 and 17 years. The group in English translates as "Go Forward." She is a farmer and has been growing Irish potatoes for the past 15 years.

With this Kiva loan, she would like to buy more Irish potato seeds to grow Irish potatoes. The profits from her business will be used to invest in expanding her Irish potato farm and providing for the family.

The agriculture sector accounts for 37% of Rwanda's gross domestic product, generates 65% of Rwanda's export revenue, and employs approximately 90% of Rwandans (as of 2009).

Despite the importance of agriculture to Rwandans and their economy, financial institutions view lending to fund agricultural activities as a high-risk proposition because the profitability of these activities is affected by weather, natural disasters, and price fluctuations. For this reason, farmers in Rwanda remain under-served by financial institutions. Urwego Bank is expanding into this market and is happy to provide Kiva lenders with the opportunity to support Rwandan farmers.

Due to the global pandemic, Urwego Bank was not able to photograph all the members, but was able to get one representative for the group photo.