A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy chemical fertilizers for his rice crop.

Twitezimbere/nybshnj Group's story

Athanase is a member of the Twitezimbere group. The group's name means 'to grow together'. Athanase is 32 years old, married, and has three children between 3 and 7 years old. He completed six years of elementary school.

Athanase is a rice grower and this is his first loan cycle with ACB. He will use his loan to buy chemical fertilizers for his rice crop.

Athanase's strategy for growing his business is to sow selected rice seed in order to harvest a large quantity of rice. In the coming years, Athanase would like to expand the area of land he sows with rice by purchasing additional rice fields. He plans to use his profits to educate his children.

In this group: Cassien, Elias, Consolée, Jean, Veronique*, Japhet, Athanase, Marcelle, Aurerie, Frederick
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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