A loan of $1,275 helped a member to buy fertilizer and to pay those who work for him in his rice cultivating business.

Abishyizehamwe/ Kzh Group's story

Mr. Jean Josias is a member and the leader of the Abishyizehamwe / Kzh group. The name of the group means, “union of the members.” He is 30 and married with two children, aged 1 and 3 years. He has had six years of primary school education.

Jean Josias grows rice. This is his first loan through ACB. He is going to use his loan to buy fertilizers and to pay those who work for him in his rice growing business.

In order to grow his business, he plans to request other loans for increasing his rice growing capacity. In the years to come, he would like to be the biggest rice cultivator in the region. With his profits, he foresees being able to pay for his children’s education and health care.

In this group: Jean Jozias, Festus, Phenias, Gérard, Laurent, Gaston, Vianney, Maurice, Oscar

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold

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