A loan of $1,175 helped buy more fertilizer, seeds and pay labor costs.

Adrien's story

Adrien has one child who is two years old. He is married to a farmer. He has been a rice farmer since 2004. He would like to get this Kiva loan to buy fertilizers, seeds, and pay support labor to get the best harvest. With the profits, he plans to expand the area he has been farming to get more output as well as make more savings from the profits.

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 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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