Dushyigikirane Makoko Group
Update on Dushyigikirane Makoko GroupThéobald belongs to the Dushyigikirane/Mkk group. The name of the group means "collaborative assistance". He is 30 years old and married with two children who are 1 and 6 years old. He has one additional person in his care apart from his children. He completed six years of primary school.
Théobald is a rice farmer. This is his second loan cycle with ACB. He is going to use his loan in order to buy chemical fertilizers and pay for manual labour for his rice farm.
In order to increase his rice farming, he plans to seek additional loans and buy additional fields to enlarge the extent of his agriculture. In the coming years, he would like to expand his rice fields to satisfy the market. With the profits, he intends to pay for his children's school fees and his family's medical expenses.
Théobald est agriculteur du riz. C’est son deuxième cycle de prêt avec ACB. Il va utiliser son crédit afin d’acheter des engrais chimique et payer la main d’œuvre pour son agriculture du riz.
Pour accroitre son agriculture du riz, il planifie de sollicite d’autre crédits et acheter d'autres champs pour agrandir l'étendu de son agriculture. Dans les prochaines années, il voudrait agrandir ces champs du riz pour satisfaire les marchés. Avec les profits, il prévoit de payer les frais scolaire pour ses enfants et payer les frais médicaux pour sa famille.
Previous Loan DetailsTheobald is a member of the Dushyigikirane/Mkk group. The name of the group means “communal assistance”. He is 30 years old, married with two children 5 years and 1 year old. He has 6 years of primary education. He is a rice farmer. This is his first loan cycle with ACB. He will use his loan to… More from Dushyigikirane Makoko Group's previous loan »
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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
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