This event will provide an overview of research focused on the clients of Urwego Bank, one of Opportunity International UK’s local partners in a development project funded by the Scottish Government which aimed to provide microcredit loans to 8,500 smallholder farmers working in government-supported agricultural cooperatives. We will explore the impacts of small loans on the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of farmers in southern and western Rwanda (Huye and Rubavu districts) along with its implications for climate justice and discuss the recommendations included in the final report.
- Dr Karin Helwig, Glasgow Caledonian University
- Dr Michael Mikulewicz, Glasgow Caledonian University
- Pete Parisetti, Opportunity International UK