A loan of $2,100 helped a member to buy fertilizer and to cover the cost of labor.


Twibumbirehamwe Group's story

Aloys is part of the group Twibumbirehamwe. He is 78 years old and married, and he has 7 children, from 33 to 50 years old. He has one person to support other than his children. He has three years of secondary education. Aloys 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, Aloy would like to be the No. 1 farmer in the region. With the profits, he plans on improving his family's well-being.

In this group: Aloys, Emmanuel, Rambert, Theobard, Helene, Alfred*, Marcel, Appolinaire, Narcisse, Euthère
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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