A loan of $2,175 helped a member to buy chemical fertilizers and to pay labor costs in his rice cultivation business.


Abesamihigo A / Rsz Group's story

Jean Bosco belongs to the group Abesamihigo A/RSZ. The name of the group means “performers.” He is married with eight children ranging in age from six to 25 years, eight of whom attend school.

Jean Bosco is a rice farmer. This is his second loan cycle with ACB. He is going to use his loan to buy chemical fertilizer and to pay those who help him cultivate his rice.

His strategy to grow his business is to use the chemical fertilizers in order to harvest a large quantity of rice in a small space. In the years to come, Jean Bosco would like to be among the best rice growers the valley. With his profits, he foresees being able to pay for his children’s education and to be financially independent.


In this group: Jean Bosco, Xavier, Emmanuel, Mathias, Lambert, Galycan, Théoneste, Isai, Faustin, Stephane

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold



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