A loan of $2,725 helped a member to rent fields to grow corn, to buy corn to sow, to buy fertilizer, and to cover the cost of labor.


Twikure Mu Bukene B Group's story

Leonille is part of the group Twikuremubukene B. The group's name means "to banish poverty". Leonille was born in Rwanda and is 50 years old. She is married and has eight children, ages 5 to 25. Five of the children are in school. She has a 6th grade education.

Leonille is a farmer. This loan cycle is her second one with ACB. She is going to use her loan to rent fields for growing corn, to buy corn to sow, to buy fertilizer, and to cover the cost of labor. The difficulties she anticipates for this loan are the possibility of theft while the corn is still in the fields and also severe climactic conditions.

Her strategy for business growth is to buy other fields to avoid paying rent for farming and to boost her crops. In the next few years, she would like to become a modern farmer and to have fields sufficient enough for farming and for creating employment for other people. With the profits, she anticipates covering the schooling costs for her children, getting insurance, and saving money.

In this group: Victoire, Drocelle, Donath, Claudine, Leonille, Jeannette, Sophie, Chantal, Immaculée, Marie Chantal
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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