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


Tuzamurane/mrnd Group's story

Alphonse is a member of Tuzamurane/Mrnd Group, whose name means "to help each other". He's 52 years old, and married with six children, age 6 to 21. They all attend school. His own level of education amounts six years of elementary school. Alphonse is a rice cultivator who's seeking his first loan from Kiva's partner, ACB. He will use it to buy chemical fertilizers for his rice farming business. His strategy for growing his business is to select the seeds he sows. In the forthcoming years, he would like to be a rice provider in his region. With his profits, he intends to educate and provide healthcare to his children.

In this group: Alphonse, Emma Marie, Théoneste, Etienne, Philbert, Laurent, Alivera, Nicodeme, Tito, James
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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