Total loan: $9,150

Abanyamurava Agric C Group

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, , Rwanda / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy more fertilizers and seeds to grow Irish potatoes.

Abanyamurava Agric C Group's story

Abanyamurava Agric C is a group represented by Dancille, who is 39 years old and a mother of four children aged between 8 and 16 years old. She is a farmer and has been growing Irish potatoes for the past fourteen years. With the loan from Kiva, she would like to buy more fertilizers and seeds to grow Irish potatoes. With the profits from her sales, she hopes to be able to buy some livestock and also be able to buy a piece of land to expand her produce.

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 underserved 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 was not able to photograph all the members, but was able to get one representative for the group photo.