A loan of $1,875 helped a member to buy chemical fertilizer and pay for labor for his rice fields.


Duhaninkunga Group's story

Johnson is part of the group called Duhaninkunga. The name of the group means «let’s support ourselves». He is 31 and married with eight children ranging from 6 to 11 years of age, of whom 3 are enrolled in school. His own level of education is six years of primary school. Johnson grows rice. This is his first loan with ACB. He intends to use his loan to buy chemical fertilizer and pay for labor for his rice crop. His strategy for the growth of his business is to expand his arable land so as to reap a lot more. In the coming years, Johnson would like to be among the best growers of rice in his valley. With the profit, he intends to educate and care for his children.

In this group: Rahab, Isaie, Johnson, Jonas, Damascene, Etienne, Gerard, Emmanuel, Francois, Berthilde
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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