A loan of $2,875 helped a member to buy 10 kilos of potatoes, 300 kilos of maize seeds, 2 kilos of chemical fertilizer, and pay for labor..


Jyambere Mugore Group's story

Marie Gorette is a farmer and a member of the group Jyambere Mugore, a group of people who produce potatoes and corn in her region; the group members have large fields to grow these two products). She is married and is 29 years old. She has three children between two-and-a-half and six-and-a-half years old, and two of her children attend school.

Marie Gorette was born in Rwanda. She finished eight years of primary school. This is her second loan with ACB. She intends to use the loan to buy 10 kilos of potatoes, 300 kilos of maize, 2 kilos of chemical fertilizer, and pay for labor. Her strategy in growing her business is to add to the quantities of products and buy fields so as to produce much more to sell. In the future, she would like to be an important farmer, well-known in her region. She would like to pay school fees for her children and build another house for her family.

In this group: Bonifride, Philomène, Laurence, Nyirarugendo Tamar, Marie Gorette, Didancienne, Espérance, Martha*, Peninah, Jacqueline
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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