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


Duteraninkunga Group's story

Eliab is a member of Duteraninkunga Group, whose name means "let's be stronger together". He's 43 years old, and is married with six children, aged 6 months to 12 years. Two of them attend school. He himself attended middle school for one year.

Eliab 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 use selected rice seeds and fertilizers. In the forthcoming years, he would like to be a large provider in his region. With his profits, he intends to educate his children.

In this group: Eliab, Flavia, Jean, Charles, Melida, Theoneste, Jean, Virginie, Beatrice, Laurence

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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