A loan of $2,975 helped a member to purchase chemical fertilizers and pay for the cost of labor.

Tubumwe Mubikorwa / Rsz Group's story

Jean is a member and the president of the Tubumwemubikorwa / Rsz group. The name of the group means "all together."

Jean is 55 years old and is married with five children, who range from 16 to 35 years old. Two of the children have been to school. Jean also supports two other people in addition to his children. He has attended 6 years of primary school.

Jean is a rice farmer. This is his fourth loan-cycle with ACB. He says that the previous loan helped his farming a lot and that he had no difficulties with his repayments.

Jean is going to use this loan to buy fertilizers and to pay for labor on his rice farm. He plans to work with his strengths in order to increase his rice cultivation. In the coming years, Jean would like to become a successful entrepreneur and to have his own factory to harvest rice. With the profits, he plans to pay for his children's school fees and health care.

In this group: Razaro, Flugence, Bernardin, Valerien, Théoneste, Anastase, Jean

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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