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

Dusangirimirimo Group's story

Philémon is part of the group Dusangirimirimo. The group's name means "Share the Work". He is 45 years old and married, and he has six children, from 3 to 19 years old. Four of the children are in school. He has an 8th grade education.

Philémon is a rice farmer. This loan cycle is his first one with ACB. He is going to use his loan to buy some chemical fertilizers for his rice farm.

His strategy for the growth of his business is to use fertilizers. In the next few years, Philémon would like to expand his arable land for growing rice. With the profits, he plans on educating his children and taking care of them.

In this group: Consolée, Berita, Etienne, Felix, Damascene, Marceline, Florien, Samuel, Joel, Philemon

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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