A loan of $1,350 helped a member to buy chemical fertilizers and to pay for labor costs.

Duhuzimbaraga/ Rgt Group's story

Lazare belongs to the Duhuzimbaraga/Rgt group. The group's name means "together we are strong". He is 27 years old and married with a child who is one year old. He attended school for 6 years at the primary level.

Lazare grows rice. This is his first loan cycle with ACB. He will use the loan to buy chemical fertilizer and to pay labor costs.

To expand his rice-growing activity, he plans to ask for other loans. Over the next few years, Lazare would like to modernize his farming methods by buying machines. With the profits, he plans to pay for his children's schooling and medical costs.

In this group: Lazare, Callixte , Fulgence, Jean Paul, Donath , Aroon , Frederick, Alphonse

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Puchner

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