A loan of $850 helped a member to buy fertilizers and to cover the cost of labor.

Ingoboka / Nyng Group's story

Shafi is part of the group Habimvugano. He is 56 years old and married, and he has seven children, from 19 to 34 years old. Two of the children are in school. He has two other children to support aside from his own. He has a fifth grade education.

Shafi is a rice farmer. This loan cycle is his first one with the microfinance institution ACB. He is going to use his loan to buy some fertilizer and to cover the cost of labor.

His strategy for the growth of this business is to use improved types of seeds. In the next few years, Shafi would like to be a major farmer in his region. He plans on using the profits for paying his children's school fees.

In this group: Shafi, Husseni , Alima , Mahamud, Hassan

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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