A loan of $1,625 helped a member buy fertilizer for his rice farming activity.

Tubumwe Mubikorwa/rsz Group's story

Jean is part of the Tubumwe mu Bikorwa group. The group's name means "Let us act as one person".

He is 54 years old and is married with six children aged two to ten years, including four who attend school. Other than his children he has three people under his care. His own level of education has been five years of primary school.

John is a rice farmer. This is his second loan cycle with ACB. He will use his credit to buy fertilizer for his rice farming activity.

His strategy for growing his business is to used selected seedlings. In coming years, John would like to become the supplier of rice in the region. With his profits, he plans to take care of his children's educational and other needs.

In this group: Razaro, Flugence, Bernardin, Valerien, Théoneste, Anastase, Jean

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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