A loan of $2,350 helped a member to buy fertilizers and to cover the cost of labor.

Abajyamugambi No .3 Group's story

Benoit is part of the group Abajyamugambi No 3. He is 49 years old and married, and he has seven children, from 3 to 20 years old. Five of the children have had schooling. He has a 6th grade education.

Benoit is a rice farmer. This loan cycle is the second one with the microfinance institution ACB. He is going to use his loan to buy some chemical fertilizers and to cover the cost of labor.

His strategy for the growth of his business is to request more loans to finance his farming.

In the next few years, Benoit would like to be a better rice producer in his region. With the profits, he plans on paying for his children's education.

In this group: Ambroase, Languide, Epiphanie, Jean Marie Vianney, Gaston, Donatha, Erneste, Beatrice, Christine, Benoit

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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