A loan of $850 helped to buy potato seeds, fertilizers, and to pay his workforce.


Elias's story

Elias was born in Rwanda. He is 44, married, and has 6 children between the ages of 8 and 22, 5 of whom go to school. His education level is 3 years of secondary school. Elias is a potato farmer. This is his first loan cycle with ACB. He will use this loan to buy seeds and fertilizers, and to pay his workforce. His strategy for the growth of his business is to modernize his farming to increase production as much as possible, and to plant (good quality) pedigreed seeds. In the coming years, Elias would like to get into the wholesale of potato seeds in his region and to make farming his profession. With the profits, he plans on sending his children to school and improving the well-being of his family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Julien Roland



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