A loan of $2,950 helped a member to buy fertilizer and to cover the cost of labor.

Turwanyubunebwe 22 B/rsz Group's story

Nicolas is part of the group Turwanyubunebwe. He is 53 years old and married, and he has five children, from 1 to 16 years old. Four of the children are in school. He has a 9th grade education.

Nicolas is a rice farmer. This loan cycle is his third 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, Nicolas would like to be the No. 1 farmer in his region. With the profits, he plans on educating his children.

In this group: Appolonie, Nicolas, Vianney, Theogene, Damas, Josephine, Domithille, Thacienne, Fiacre, J.bosco

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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