A loan helped to buy a cooling tank and milk for sell.

Justin's story

Justin is 48-years-old. He is married with 4 children, ages between 12 and 19-years-old. They all go to school. He has farmed for the past 7 years and will use the Kiva loan to buy a cooling tank and milk for sell. The profits from the business will be used to pay school fees for his children and buy food for home consumptions.

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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