A loan of $1,025 helped to buy more fertilizer and support labor costs for rice production.


Vincent's story

Vincent is 39 years old. He is the father of one child, 14. He has been a rice farmer for the past 21 years. With this loan, he would like to buy more fertilizer and support labor costs for rice production. The profits from the business will be used to help the living standards of his 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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