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Ntiwigunge/rbmb Group
In this Group: Jonatha, Naason , Amissa, Zainabu , Saidi, Alima, Anifa, Frederic

Update on Ntiwigunge/rbmb Group

Amissa is a member and president of the Ntiwigunge/Rbmb group, the name of which means “the members”. She is 35 years of age, married, and has three children aged from 10 to 15, all of whom are at school. She herself studied three years of high school.

Amissa works growing rice, and this is her second loan cycle with ACB. She says that the loan she has repaid helped her rice business, and she had no difficulties in making repayments. She plans to use this loan to buy fertilizers and pay the labor costs associated with her business.

To expand her rice growing, Amissa plans to request further loans to increase her rice business capacity. Over the coming years, she would like to become her region’s professional farmer, and she hopes to the use the profits to pay for her children’s schooling and medical expenses.
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Amissa est le membre et le président du groupe Ntiwigunge / Rbmb. Le nom du groupe signifie «Les membres ».Elle a 35 ans et elle est mariée avec 3 enfants de 10 ans à 15 ans, dont 3 scolarisés. Son niveau d’éducation est de 3 ans de secondaire.

Amissa est cultivatrice de riz. C’est son deuxième cycle de prêt avec ACB et elle dit que le crédit soldé a aidé ses activités de l’agriculture de riz et elle n’a pas attendue aucunes difficultés de non remboursement de crédit. Elle va utiliser son crédit afin d’acheter des fertilisants et payer la main d’œuvre pour son activité d’agriculture de riz.

Pour accroitre son agriculture du riz, elle planifie de demander d’autres prêt pour augmenter la capacité de ses activités de la culture de riz. Dans les prochaines années, elle voudrait être l’agricultrice professionnelle dans la région. Avec les profits, elle prévoit de payer le frais scolaire et médicaux de ses enfants.

Previous Loan Details

Amisa is part of the Ntiwigunge/Rbmb group. She is 34, and married with 3 children aged 10 - 14, 3 of whom are in school. She has completed 3 years of secondary education. Amisa is a rice farmer. This is her first loan with ACB. She will use her loan to purchase chemical fertiliser. Her growth st... More from Ntiwigunge/rbmb Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of Amasezerano Community Banking's Ezukame ("agriculture") program, designed to provide capital to poor farmers in rural Rwanda. ACB invests a higher percentage of its portfolio in agriculture than any other Kiva Field Partner, and is strongly committed to serving the needs of rural borrowers. This type of loan has terms ranging from one to 36 months, with the option to repay in full at the end of the term or in monthly installments.

This flexibility is critical in Rwanda where 85% of the population is employed in agriculture, but many formal financial institutions consider the sector to be too risky to invest. By funding this loan, you are expanding opportunity to farmers with limited options.

About Amasezerano Community Banking, S.A.

Amasezerano Community Banking, S.A., is a for-profit microfinance institution founded in 2005 by the Rwandan NGO African Evangelist Enterprises-Rwanda and 61 individual shareholders, and has been a Kiva partner since June 2010. The mission of Amasezerano Community Bank (ACB) is to have a holistic, positive impact on the lives of poor people by providing quality financial services. ACB’s client base is composed primarily of farmers, small-business owners, women entrepreneurs and low-wage private-sector salaried workers. Credit offerings are tailored to meet client needs, and include group solidarity loans, agricultural loans, loans for women entrepreneurs, small-business loans, and loans for salaried workers. ACB also offers mobile money transfers, currency exchange and life insurance services to its borrowers.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 44
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $16,941,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 605.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ntiwigunge/rbmb Group's $1,925 loan helped a member to purchase chemical fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 5, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013