A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy fertilizers and pay the workforce for her rice farming.


Twitezimbere/ Shr Group's story

Antoinette is a member of the Twitezimbere/Shr group. The name of this group means «developing our activities». She is 33, married, and the mother of a 5-year-old child who goes to school. In addition to her children, she has one more dependent person. Her education level is 6 years of primary school.

Antoinette is a rice farmer. This is her first loan cycle with ACB. She will use this loan to buy fertilizers and pay the workforce for her rice farming.

To increase her rice farming, she plans on applying for other loans. In the coming years, she would like to enlarge the area of rice cultivation to meet the demand. With the profits, she plans on paying her children's school fees and her family's medical expenses.

In this group: Antoinette, Vincent, Chantal, Claude*, Etienne, Gaudence , Olivier, Faustin, Emmanuel, Faustin
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Julien Roland



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