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

Abesamihigo A /rsz Group's story

Jean Bosco is part of the group Abesamihigo. He is 53 years old and married, and he has six children, from 10 to 33 years old. All of them have had schooling. He has one person to support other than his children. He has 3 years of secondary education.

Jean Bosco is a rice farmer. This loan cycle is his third one with the microfinance institution ACB. He is going to use the 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. In the next few years, Jean Bosco would like to be the No. 1 farmer in the region. With the profits, she plans on educating his children.

In this group: Jean Bosco, Xavier, Emmanuel, Mathias, Lambert, Galycan, Théoneste, Isai, Faustin, Stephane

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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