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


Abishyizehamwe/kndbw Group's story

Léonard, age 42, is a member of Abishyizehamwe Group. He's married and has six children, age 3 to 15. Out of them, five attend school. His own level of education amounts to six years of elementary school.

Léonard 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.

He intends to user his profits to educate his children and send them to school.

In this group: Danny, Candide, Emmanuel, Daniel, Alexis, Marc, Frederic, Vedaste, Jean Damascene, Leonard

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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