A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy chemical fertilizers and to pay for labor costs to grow rice.


Turwanyinzara Group's story

Damascène belongs to the TURWANYINZARA group. The group's name means "fight against famine." He is married and has 10 children, aged from 1 to 18, of whom 3 have received schooling. Damascène grows rice. This is his first loan cycle with ACB. He will use his loan to buy chemical fertilizers and to pay for labor costs to grow rice. His strategy for expanding his business is to grow an improved type of rice in a small area and harvest a large quantity. In the next few years, Damascène would like to become one of the best rice growers in Rwanda. With his profit, he intends to pay for his children's education up to university level, and to become financially self-sufficient

In this group: Damascène, Berthe, Boniface, Tabea, John, Evelyne, Marguarita, Berancille, Lea, Emmanuel
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Puchner



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