A loan of $1,950 helped a member to purchase chemical fertilizer for his rice crops.

Duterimbere/mgnz Group's story

Jean is a part of the group Duterimbere/Muganza. The name means something like "developing ourselves". He is 52 years old, married, and has 8 children between the ages of 10 and 30, 8 are in school. He also takes care of another person a part from his children. He has completed 4 years of schooling.

Jean is a rice farmer. It is his second round of financing with ACB. He is going to use the loan to purchase chemical fertilizer for his rice crops.

His business growth strategy is to specially select the seeds he uses. In the next few years, Jean would like to become the main rice provider for his region. With the profits, he intends to educate and take care of his children.

In this group: Theoneste, Jean Pierre, Manasseh, Gerard, Veciane, J.marie, Patrice, Jean, Barthazar, Christine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Emily Frye

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