A loan of $1,800 helped a member to buy chemical fertilizers for his rice farming business.


Gashununu 2 Sk Group's story

Philémon (Filemoni) is a member of Gashununu 2 SK Group, whose name means "name of the place". He's 38 years old, and married with four children, age 3 to 12. Two of them attend school. His own level of education amounts to six years of elementary school. Philémon is a rice cultivator. He's seeking his second loan from Kiva's partner, ACB, to be used to buy chemical fertilizers for his rice farming business. His strategy for growing his business is to use chemical fertilizers and work with cooperatives. With his profits, he intends to build a house a send his children to school.

In this group: Callixte, Emmanuel, Filemoni, Aloys, Pacifique, Christophe, Jean Claude, André, Théogene, Francois
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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