A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy rice seed and chemical fertilizer, and to pay labor costs.


(Imbarutsoyiterambere/bgrm Group's story

Jean Marie belongs to the Imbarutsoyiterambere/Bgrm group. He is 28 years old and married with two children aged one week and 4 years. One of the children goes to school. Jean Marie attended school for 8 years at the primary level.

Jean Marie grows rice. This is his first loan cycle with ACB. He will use the loan to buy rice seed and chemical fertilizer, and to pay labor costs.

His strategy for growth is to ask for another loan in order to expand his activity. Over the next few years, Jean Marie would like to become a large-scale rice grower in the region. With the profits, he plans to pay for his children's schooling.

In this group: Seraphine, Siridiyo, Liberata, Fidele, Christine, Estere, Pricille, Tharcisse, Rose , Ismael

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Puchner



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