A loan of $1,350 helped to buy more seeds and seed multiplication and pay for labor costs.


Jean Bosco's story

Jean Bosco is married with two children. His wife is also a maize farmer. He has been a maize farmer for 10 years. He would like to get this loan to buy more seeds, seed multiplication and pay labor costs so he can get the best harvest. With the profits, he wants to reinvest in the maize farming. 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 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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