A loan of $2,775 helped a member to buy chemical fertilizers for his rice farming business.

Duteraninkunga Group's story

Eliab is a member and the president of the Duteraninkunga group. The name of the group means: «let's be stronger together». He is 43 and is married with six children between 1 and 12. Three of his children go to school. He completed the 6th grade.

Eliab is a rice farmer. This is his third loan cycle with ACB. He says that his previous loan greatly helped his rice farming, and that he had no problems repaying the loan. He will use the loan to buy fertilizer and cover labor costs.

In order to grow his rice production, he will use pedigreed seeds. In the coming years, he would like to become a large rice distributor in the region. He would like to pay for his children's school fees and medical costs with his profits.

In this group: Eliab, Flavia, Jean, Charles, Melida, Theoneste, Jean, Virginie, Beatrice, Laurence

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin

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