A loan of $2,525 helped a member to buy 35 kilos of corn seeds and 250 kilos of chemical fertilizers, and to pay labor costs.

Twongere Umusaruro /rbv Group's story

Esdras is part of the Twongere Umusaruro group, the name of which means “increase the harvest” or “expand the harvest”. He is 48 years of age, and is married with eight children aged between two and 27 years of age. In addition to his children, he also has another person under his care. He studied three years of high school.

Esdras grows corn. This is his third loan cycle with ACB, and he plans to use his loan to buy 35 kilos of corn seed and 250 kilos of chemical fertilizers, as well as to pay labor expenses.

To increase his corn production, Esdras plans to buy other fields to grow more produce and increase the amount of corn he sows. Over the coming years he wants to become a successful corn grower in his region, and with his profits he wants to build a house for residential use.

In this group: Zacharie, Fabien, Peruth, Jean D'amour, Esdras, Apollinaire, Fidèle, Immaculee, Angelique

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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