A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy fertilizer and to cover the cost of labor.

Abajyambere/cyrkr Group's story

Emmanuel is part of the group Abajyambere/Cyrkr. He is 48 years old and married, and he has eight children, from 6 to 25 years old. He has one person to support other than his children. He has a 5th grade education.

Emmanuel 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 his business is to use select seeds and chemical fertilizers for his rice farming.

In the next few years, Emmanuel would like to be the No. 1 farmer in her region. With the profits, he plans on educating his children.

In this group: Solange, Petronile, Aloys, Rose, Alphonsine, Anastasie, Esperance, Emmanuel, Nepomuscene, Donathile

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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