A loan of $1,425 helped to buy more seeds and support her labor costs.

Vestine's story

Vestine is married. She has six children between 9 and 18 years. She wants the loan for buying more seeds and supporting her labor costs so that she can get the best harvest possible. She plans to use the profits to provide food for her family.

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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