A loan of $3,025 helped a member to buy fertilizers and to pay workers for rice farming.


Abahujimbaraga No 3 Group's story

Aloys is part of the group Abahujimbaraga no 3. The group's name means "group strengths". Aloys is 32 years old and married. He has three children, from 1 to 9 years old, of whom one is in school. He has a 6th grade education. Aloys is a rice farmer. This loan cycle is his third one with the microfinance institution ACB. He is going to use his loan to buy some fertilizer and to pay for labor on his rice farm. To increase his rice farming, he plans to use select fertilizers and to request more loans. In the next few years, he would like to buy more fields to extend his farming. With the profits, he plans on covering his children's schooling and medical costs.

In this group: Venuste, Aloys, Faustin , Merene*, Emmanuel, Clavel, Epiphanie, Donathira, Saverine*, Zabera
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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