A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy fertilizers and to pay for labor.

Twitezimbere / Ngrk Group's story

Faustin is part of the group Twitezimbere / Ngrk. The group's name means "Decision to develop group members". He is 34 years old and married, and he has five children, from 3 to 14 years old, of whom four are in school. He has a 5th grade education.

Faustin is a rice farmer. This loan cycle is his second one with the microfinance institution ACB. He is going to use his loan to buy fertilizers and to pay for labor.

To expand his rice farming, he plans to lease more fields to increase production and to extend rice farming. In the coming years, he would like to be a wholesaler and the major cassava distributor in the region. With the profits, he plans on covering his children's schooling costs and buy a plot of land.

In this group: Domithile, Chantal, Faustin, Clothilide, Francois, Felicienne

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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