A loan of $1,500 helped to buy fertilizer and seeds, and pay for labor costs.


Eveline's story

Eveline is married with six children aged between 8 and 19. All of them go to school. She has grown Irish potatoes for seven years. She would like this loan to buy fertilizer and seeds, and pay for the labor to get the best harvest. With the profits, she plans to expand the area she has been 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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