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Total loan: $1,475
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Cecile

Rwanda
Rwanda / Farm Supplies

A loan of $1,475 helped to buy more fertilizers for use during maize production.


Cecile's story

Cecile is 56 years old. She wants to use her Kiva loan to buy fertilizer to increase maize production. With profits from her farming she wishes to invest in her business so that in the future she can acquire machines and tractors that will enhance her farming capacity.

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.



Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: November 27, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Urwego Opportunity Bank, a partner of Opportunity International and HOPE International

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Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: November 27, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Urwego Opportunity Bank, a partner of Opportunity International and HOPE International