A loan of $1,300 helped to buy more fertilizers and support labor costs during rice production.


Angelique's story

Angelique is 28 years old. She is a mother of three children between one and six years old.

She has been a rice farmer for the past one and a half years. With the loan, she would like to buy more fertilizers and support labor costs during rice production. The profits from the farming will be used for providing food 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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