A loan of $2,500 helped a member to buy potato seeds and chemical fertilizers and to pay workers.


Jyambere/makoro Group's story

Jean Baptiste is part of the group Jyambere /Makoro. The group's name means "The Group of Progress". He is 30 years old and married, and he has two children, 4 and 7 years old, of whom one is in school. He has a 6th grade education.

Jean Baptiste is a potato farmer. This loan cycle is his first one with the microfinance institution ACB. He is going to use his loan to buy potato seeds and chemical fertilizers and to pay workers.

To expand his potato farming, he plans to use quality select seeds and to buy more fields for extending his terrain. In the next few years, he would like to become a major distributor of farm products, especially potatoes. With the profits, he plans to send his children to school and build a nice house.

In this group: Evariste , Léoncie, Donatha, Immaculée, Jean Baptiste, Liberatha, Floride, Annonciathe, Augustin, Vestine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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