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Abadahemuka /shr Group
In this Group: Phillippe, Thacienne, Victorie, Jean , Eliane, Philippe, Nestor, Pascal, Christine, Christine

Update on Abadahemuka /shr Group

Philippe is a member of the Abadahemuka group. The group’s name means “the faithful.” He is 35 years old and married, with six children ranging from one to 13 years of age. Four of the children are in school. His educational level is six years of primary school.

Philippe is a rice farmer. This is his third loan cycle with ACB. He will use his loan to buy chemical fertilizers and pay the cost of labor.
In order to develop his agricultural business, he plans to request other loans in order using choice fertilizers to increase his production. In the years to come, Philippe would like to become one of the best rice farmers in the valley. He plans to use his revenues to cover the education and healthcare costs for his children.
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Philippe fait partie du groupe Abadahemuka.Le nom du groupe signifie «Les fidèles». Il a 35 ans, il est marie avec 6 enfants de 1 ans à 13 ans, dont 4 scolarises. Son niveau d’éducation est de 6 ans de primaire.

Philippe est agriculteur de riz. C’est son troisième cycle de prêt avec ACB. Il va utiliser son crédit afin d’acheter des engrais chimique et payer la main d’œuvre.

Pour faire croitre son agriculture des riz, il planifie de demander d’autres crédits pour augmenter ses activités de la culture de riz et d’utiliser des fertilisants sélectionné pour augmenter la production. Dans les prochaines années, Philippe voudrait être un meilleur producteur de riz dans la vallée. Avec les profits, il prévoit de payer les frais scolaire et médicaux pour ses enfants.

Previous Loan Details

Philippe is a member of the Abadahemuka Group. He is 34 years old, and is married with six children ranging from eight months to twelve years old, four of whom are in school. Philippe has six years of primary education. Philippe is a rice farmer. This is his second loan through ACB. He pla... More from Abadahemuka /shr Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of Amasezerano Community Banking's Ezukame ("agriculture") program, designed to provide capital to poor farmers in rural Rwanda. ACB invests a higher percentage of its portfolio in agriculture than any other Kiva Field Partner, and is strongly committed to serving the needs of rural borrowers. This type of loan has terms ranging from one to 36 months, with the option to repay in full at the end of the term or in monthly installments.

This flexibility is critical in Rwanda where 85% of the population is employed in agriculture, but many formal financial institutions consider the sector to be too risky to invest. By funding this loan, you are expanding opportunity to farmers with limited options.

About Amasezerano Community Banking, S.A.

Amasezerano Community Banking, S.A., is a for-profit microfinance institution founded in 2005 by the Rwandan NGO African Evangelist Enterprises-Rwanda and 61 individual shareholders, and has been a Kiva partner since June 2010. The mission of Amasezerano Community Bank (ACB) is to have a holistic, positive impact on the lives of poor people by providing quality financial services. ACB’s client base is composed primarily of farmers, small-business owners, women entrepreneurs and low-wage private-sector salaried workers. Credit offerings are tailored to meet client needs, and include group solidarity loans, agricultural loans, loans for women entrepreneurs, small-business loans, and loans for salaried workers. ACB also offers mobile money transfers, currency exchange and life insurance services to its borrowers.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,580,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 605.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Abadahemuka /shr Group's $2,650 loan helped a member to purchase chemical fertilizers and pay labour costs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 23, 2012
Sep 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 8, 2013