A loan of $1,500 helped a member he is going to use his loan to buy fertilizers and to pay those who work for him in his rice growing business.


Dushyigikirane/ Nykby Group's story

Mr. Protogène is a member and the leader of the Dushyikirane / Nykby group. The name of the group means, “Let's help each other.” He is 37 and married with four children between the ages of 3 and 14 years, three of whom attend school. He has had six years of primary school.

Mr. Protogène 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: Béatrice, Sylvan, Joseph, Léonidas, Protogène, Félix, Mathieu, Modeste, Isaie
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold



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