A loan of $2,375 helped a member to buy chemical fertilizers and to pay the workers who have prepared her land.


Copaboka 3 Group's story

Marie, a rice grower, belongs to the COPABOKA 3 group. She is 48 years old, married and the mother of three children. The oldest is 22 and the youngest is 11. Two of her children go to school, and she has no other dependents. Marie attended school for 6 years at the primary level. She first collaborated with ACB in 2012, and this is her first loan cycle. With the loan, she has purchased chemical fertilizers for her rice, and paid the workers who prepared the fields. To increase her crop, Marie plans to ask for more loans in the future, which will allow her to become skilled in the rice-growing sector. With the profit, she will pay for her children's education.

In this group: Marie, Faina, Emmanuel, Ernestine, Narcisse, Pascal, Prudence, Bernard, Anathalie , Josephine, Alphonsine, Evariste, Berthe, Marcel, Consolé
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Puchner



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