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

Umubano Group's story

Edward is member of the Umubano group. He is 40 years old and is married with six children whose ages range from 5 to 17, including four who attend school. His own level of education has been seven years of primary school.

Edward is a rice farmer. This is his first loan cycle with ACB, which he will use to buy fertilizers.

His strategy for growing his business is to use improved strains of rice. In coming years, Edward wants to become the supplier of rice for the region. With the profits, he plans to ensure his children's education.

In this group: Zakayo, Joel, Damas, Alexis, Annonciatte, Leonidas, Edouard, Austache, Samuel, David

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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