A loan of $1,375 helped to buy more fertilizers and quality seeds for use during the production.

Isaac's story

Isaac is 53 years old. He is a father of seven children and they all go to school.

With the loan, Isaac will buy more fertilizers and quality seeds for use in the production of potatoes. He plans to use the profits for paying school fees for his children and providing the basic requirements for 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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