A loan of $850 helped to buy fertilizers, seeds and for labor support.

Marciana's story

Marciana is married. She has three children aged between 12 and 17 and all of them go to school. She has been a rice farmer for 9 years. She would like to get this Kiva loan to buy fertilizers, seeds and for labor support to get the best harvest. With the profits, she plans to expand the area she has been using to get more output and build a house for living.

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. ` Opportunity Bank is expanding into this market and is happy to provide Kiva lenders with the opportunity to support Rwandan farmers.

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