Sunday, June 12, 2011

Rwanda National Agricultural Show...

[Left: Jean de Dieu, Agric Finance Officer (left) and a staff holding the award received from the Ministry of Agriculture]
[Right: Our staff together with the KOABIKI team, growing Irish potatoes that UOB financed]

Rwanda's Ministry of Agriculture hosts a national agricultural show for a week or so. This is the place where all stakeholders to Rwanda's agricultural sector gather together to exhibit, share and learn from each other.

In 2011, this agricultural show took place from June 6th through 12th at the Mulindi Exhibition Center. This year UOB was one of the sponsors along with seven large corporate sponsors and the only bank that sponsored the event. UOB set up a booth and talked to people who are interested in agricultural finance.

At this show, KOABIKI, a cooperative growing Irish potatoes in Musanze, a northern district, was exhibiting the Irish potatoes that they are growing. KOABIKI has 47 members and UOB made its first agricultural financing for them. It was a great reward feeling for us.

The Ministry of Agriculture gave UOB an award for its commitment to the agricultural finance and its quality service. We praised the Lord in appreciation! - Jeffrey

3 comments:

Mike & Netty said...

May God richly bless you. My cousin moved to Rwanda to give his life to helping those precious people in need. His blog is at http://tomallen3.blogspot.com/

Your sister in Christ from Texas, USA, Netty

jlee80111 said...

Thank you for encouraging remarks. May your cousin receive God's favor in his work in Rwanda. Shalom!

Small Farmers' Agri-Business Consortium said...

Agricultural Finance:Thank you.