A loan of $1,650 helped a member to buy 250 kilos of potatoes for planting and 250 kilos of fertilizers for his potato-growing business.


Girurukundo Group's story

Thomas is part of the Girurukundo group. He is 30 years of age and married with two children aged 3 and 6, one of whom is at school. He himself has two years of secondary education.

Thomas works growing potatoes. This is his first loan with ACB, and he plans to use it to buy 250 kilos of potatoes for planting and 250 kilos of fertilizers for his potato-growing business. To expand his business he plans to increase his activity by purchasing a field, as well as by requesting other loans. Over the coming years, Thomas would like to become a successful potato grower in his region. He plans to use his profits to educate and care for his children.

In this group: Emmanuel, Jean Damascene, Enos, Jerome, Jean Pierre, Eliezel, Jean Marie Vianney, Thomas, Jean Pierre, Gaston
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert



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