A loan of $800 helped a member to buy fertilizers and pay for labor on his rice farm.

Abatebutsi Group's story

Juvénal is a member and the president of the Abatebutsi group. The name of the group means "the responsible ones."

Juvénal is 41 years old and is married with four children, who range from 1 to 7 years old. Two of the children have been to school. Juvénal attended school himself through junior high.

Juvénal is a rice farmer. This is his first loan cycle with ACB. He is going to use this loan to buy fertilizers and pay for labor on his farm.

Juvénal plans to request other loans in order to increase his farming capacity. In the coming years, he would like to be the number one rice producer in the region. He intends to to use his profits to pay for his children's school fees and healthcare.

In this group: Juvénal, Jean Baptiste, Mamerthe, Onesphore, Gilberthe, Jacqueline, Jeanette

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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