A loan of $1,175 helped to buy more fertilizers for use during rice production.

Dominic's story

Dominic is 53 years old. He is a father of six children. He has been in rice farming for the past 20 years. With the loan, he would like to buy more fertilizers for use in rice production. The profits from the rice farming will be used to buy a house for his residence.

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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