A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy fertilizers and pay the labor costs associated with his rice-growing business.


Ubumwe / Rtg Group's story

Jacques is a member and president of the Ubumwe/Rgt group, the name of which means “union”. He is 28 years of age, married, and has two children aged from 4 months to 4 years, both of whom are at school. He has one person under his care in addition to his children, and he studied six years of high school. Jacques works growing rice, and this is his first loan cycle with ACB. He plans to use his loan to buy fertilizers, as well as to pay the labor costs associated with his rice-growing business. To expand his business, he plans to request further loans to expand his rice-growing capacity. Over the coming years, he would like to become the best rice grower in his region. With the profit he earns, Jacques plans to pay for his children’s schooling and medical fees.

In this group: Jacques , Emmanuel, Gabriel, Felicien, Samuel, Oscar , Odette, Philbert, Leonard
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert



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