A loan of $2,625 helped a member purchasing fertilizers.

Abakundisuka Group's story

Albert S., born in Ruhuha in the Eastern province of Rwanda, is 30 years old. He is married with three children, from 7 to 1 year of age. He finished primary school. [He] lives with his family in Ruhuha Bugesera. One of his children goes to school.

He belongs to a solidarity group named Abakundisuka, whose members are rice farmers guaranteeing each other’s loans. to support their families and offer them a better life conditions Albert, like other members of the group, has his land parcel in this valley and cultivates rice. The group has taken out a loan from Amasezerano Community Banking in order to purchase chemical fertilizers for their field. After harvesting, one part of the produce is sold and the other is used by the families.

NB: Some of the men are in prison and are replaced by their wives.

In this group: Liberatha, Stefano*, Albert*, Fidele, Valerie, Samuel, Mediatrice, Patrice, Evaliste, Filippe, Viateur, Joseph, Jean Claude, Cassien, Alphonsine, Elifase, Eveline, Fabien, Venancie
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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