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


Adrien's story

Adrien is married with three children aged between four and twelve. His wife works as a farmer. He has grown Irish potatoes for 12 years. Adrien would like this loan to buy fertilizers and seeds, and pay for the labor needed to get the best harvest. With the profits, he plans to expand his farming area and buy a cow to provide milk for the 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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