A loan of $1,825 helped a member buying fertilizers.

Bakebeza Group's story

Verdienne M. is a 42-year-old woman who was born in Ngenda, RWANDA.  She has only a primary school education.  She is married and has eight children. The youngest is 3 years old, and the eldest is 22.  Five of them go to school. 

Verdienne lives with her family in Ruhuha.  She belongs to the solidarity group called BAKEBEZA in Ruhuha.  The members of this group are rice farmers in a rural area of the Bugesera district, and they guarantee one another.  The loan signed with ACB is Verdienne's second one.  The first one helped to expand the area cultivated and to improve her family's living conditions.  It should be noted that part of the profits is saved in the group's account, and another part is used for family expenses. 

In the future, after having finished paying the loan, Verdienne will be able to requesting a new loan for buying a cow and two sheep. 

Note:  The men in this group are represented by their wives. 

In this group: Françoise, Verdienne, Marie, Jacqueline, Alivera*, Immaculée, Costasie, Virgenie, Josephine, Josephine, Marthe, Liberatha, Erisenti, Nyirabaziga, Immaculée, Gratien, Jean Bosco, Aline
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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