A loan helped a member to buy more fertilizers for his coffee plants and also to buy more coffee seeds.

Indatwa Kawa Agric Cb Group's story

Rajabu is a 43-year-old farmer who is representing the Indatwa Kawa Agric Cb group. He has two children aged between 13 and 17 years. He is a farmer and has been growing coffee for the past 23 years.

The agriculture sector accounts for 37 percent of Rwanda's gross domestic product. It generates 65 percent of Rwanda's export revenue, and employs approximately 90 percent of Rwandans (as of 2009). Despite the importance of agriculture to Rwandans and their economy, financial institutions view funding 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.

Rajabu has requested a loan through Kiva to buy more fertilizers for his coffee plants and also to buy more coffee seeds. With the profit from his business, he wishes to provide school fees of his children. Due to the pandemic, photographing all the group members was not possible, so Rajabu is representing his group.

In this group: Claude, Jean, Daniel, Jean, Frederick, Clotilde, Alphonse, Idrisa, Jean, Thadee, Jean, Rajabu, Fabien, Valens, Juvenal, George, Idirisa, Pascasie, Pascal, Thacienne, Sumail, Mukasibomana, Faustin

This loan is special because:

It provides high-quality direct inputs for rural Rwandan farmers.

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