A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy fertilizers and to cover the cost of labor.

Twitekumurimo Group's story

Emile is part of the group Twitekumurimo. He is 29 years old and married, and he has three children, from 3 to 8 years old. He has one person to support other than his children. He has six years of secondary education.

Emile 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, Emile would like to be the No. 1 farmer in his region. With the profits, he plans on covering his children's schooling expenses.

In this group: Jeremie, Omisa, Elias, Benedigitto, Emile, Julien, Donath, Marc, Norbert, Jeremie, Emmanuel*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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