A loan of $1,625 helped a member to buy chemical fertilizers for growing rice.

Abesamihigo D Group's story

Athanase is a member of the "Abesamihigo D" group. The group’s name means “performers.” He is 51 years old and married, with nine children from 8 to 28 years of age, six of whomo are in school. His education level is six years of primary school. Athanase is a rice farmer. This is his second loan cycle with ACB. He is going to use his loan in order to buy chemical fertilizers for growing rice. His business strategy is to do use selected seeds. In the years to come, Athanase would like to be among the best rice farmers in his region and buy additional land after harvesting. He plans to use his revenues to provide for his children’s education and other needs.

In this group: Athanase, Innocent, Veronise, Francoise, Augustin, Wensislas, Charles, Philbert, Abdias, Anicet
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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