A loan of $1,375 helped to buy fertilizer and pay labor costs during maize production.


Mediatrice's story

Mediatrice is 32 years old and married to a farmer. They have four children, ages between 4 and 15 years.

She has been a farmer for 14 years. With the loan, she would like to buy more fertilizer and help pay labor costs. She will use the profits from the business to make savings in order to own a tractor in the future.

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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