A loan of $2,325 helped a member purchase of fertiliser.


Tuzmurane Group's story

Geredi M. was born in Ruhuha, in eastern Rwanda. He is 65 years old, married and has 4 children. His eldest is 43 years old and his youngest is 28. He attended primary school. He lives with his family in Ruhuha Bugesera. All of his children have gone to school.

He belongs to Tuzamurane, a solidarity group of rice growers who guarantee each other’s loans. Geredi and his group work to support their families by improving their quality of life and paying their children’s school fees.

The group has taken out a loan from Amasezerano Community Banking to buy fertilisers for their fields. At harvest time, part of the crop is sold and the rest is saved for their families.

In this group: Enoc*, Domitire, Gemus, Faina, Herene*, Esdras , Tansiana*, Joseph , Anastase , Faustin, Innocent , Emeriane , Barnabas, Francine, Jonas, Dative, Clotulde, Joel, Jeredi
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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