A loan of $2,250 helped a member to buy chemical fertilizers and to pay for labour costs.

Abesamihigo C Group's story

Silvère is a member of the Abesamihigo C group. The name of the group means "members of performances". He is 47 years old and married with 5 children aged between 5 and 15, 4 of whom go to school. He has 6 years of primary school education.

Silvère is a rice farmer. This is his 3rd loan cycle with ACB. He will use his loan to buy chemical fertilizer and to pay the labourers. In order to expand his rice farm, he plans to request more loans so that he increases the amount of funds available to finance his farming business. In the years ahead, Silvère would like to be a leading rice farmer in his region. With the profits, he plans to pay for his children's education expenses.

In this group: Silvère, Laurent, Ildebrande, Anicet, Wellars, Albert, Alexis, Jérome, André, Bernard

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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