A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy chemical fertilizers.

Turwanyubukene/ Kmg Group's story

Philémon is a member of Turwanyubukene/Kmg Group. He's 35 years old, married, and has seven children, age 2 to 14. Out of them, four attend school. His own level of education amounts to eight years of elementary school.

Philémon is a rice cultivator. He's seeking his first loan from Kiva's partner, ACB. He will use it to buy chemical fertilizers.

His strategy for growing his business is to expand his rice cultivation area. In the forthcoming years, he would like to be the rice provider in his region.

With his profits, he intends to educate his children and send them to school.

In this group: Philemon, Jonas, Marc, Gratien, Felecien, Elias, Margueritte, Vincent, Gaspard, Rose

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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