A loan of $3,150 helped a member to buy chemical fertilizers and pay labor expenses for his rice-growing business.


Twibumbirehamwe Group's story

Aloys is part of the Twibumbirehamwe group, the name of which means “working together”. He is 78 years of age, married, and has six children aged between 50 and 30. He has one other person under his care in addition to his children. He studied six years of elementary school education.

Aloys works growing rice, and this is his third loan cycle with ACB. He plans to use his loan to buy chemical fertilizers and pay labor expenses for his rice-growing business. To expand his business, he plans to request other loans. Over the coming years he would like to expand his rice fields, so that he can satisfy market demand. With his profits, Aloys hopes to pay his children’s education fees and cover his family’s medical expenses.

In this group: Aloys, Emmanuel, Rambert, Theobard, Helene*, Alfred, Marcel, Appolinaire, Narcisse, Euthère
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert



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