A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy chemical fertilizers for rice.

Tezimberigihugu Group's story

Jonas belongs to the Tezimberigihugu group. The group's name means "development for the country." Jonas is 45 years old and married with 12 children ranging from 7 to 28 years old, of whom 4 have received schooling. Jonas was educated for 7 years of elementary school.

Jonas grows rice. This is his first loan with ACB, and he will use the loan to buy chemical fertilizers for rice. His strategy for business growth is to use choice seeds and chemical fertilizers. Over the next few years, Jonas would like to grow rice over a bigger area and would like to be a rice supplier. With the profits he plans to educate and care for his children.

In this group: Jean De Dieu, Céléstin, Aloys, Didace, Germain, Jean Bosco, Helene, Marianne, Philippe, Jonas

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Puchner

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