A loan of $2,225 helped a member purchasing fertilizers.

Abishyizhamwe No 10 Group's story

Florien Harindintwali, 45 years old, was born in Ruhuha, East province of Rwanda. He is married with seven children; his eldest son is 22 and his youngest is 5. He finished primary school. He lives with is family in Ruhuha-Bugesera. Five of his children go to school.

He belongs to a solidarity group named Abishyizehamwe No.10; the group members are rice farmers and guarantee each other’s loan. Florien and his group work in order to support their families, improving their life conditions and paying school fees for their children. The group has taken out a second loan from Amasezerano Community Banking in order to purchase fertilizers for their field. After harvesting, one part of the produce is sold and the other used by the families.

In this group: Petronira , Eliezeli, Callixite, Fifi*, Florien, Samuel, Dorothe, Rehema*, Callixte, Ananias, J Damascene, Alexi
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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