A loan of $2,150 helped a member to buy fertilizers and to pay for the cost of labor.

Twitezimbere/ Shr Group's story

Antoinette is a member and the president of the Twitezimbere /Shr group. The name of the group means "developing our activities". She is 33 years old, married, and has two children, ages 6 and 11, who both attend school. In addition to her children, she has another person in her care. Antoinette's level of education is six years of primary school.

Antoinette is a rice farmer. This is her second loan cycle with ACB. According to her, her previous loan really helped her rice farming business, and she is not expecting any repayment difficulty for this current loan. She will use her loan to buy some fertilizers and to pay for the cost of labor for her rice growing business.

In order to boost her farming business, Antoinette is planning to request additional loans, which will help her to increase her rice growing capacities. In the coming years, she would like to be the best rice producer in her region. She is planning to use her profits to pay for her children's school fees and healthcare costs.

In this group: Antoinette, Vincent, Chantal, Claude, Etienne, Gaudence, Olivier, Faustin, Gaspard

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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