A loan of $1,350 helped to buy more fertilizer and quality seeds for potato production.

Pelagie's story

Pelagie is 43 years old. She is a mother of five children. She has been in farming for the past fifteen years. With this loan she would like to buy fertilizer and quality seeds for potato production. The profits from the produce will be used to help the well being of her family members.

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 under-served 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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