A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy fertilizers and to pay the manual labourers who work on his rice farm.


Umurimo Isoko Y'iterambere Group's story

Sylvain is a member and president of the "Umurimo Isoko y’Iterambere" group. The name of the group means "work, the source of developments". Sylvain is 54 years old and married with 6 children aged between 17 and 34 years old, 3 of whom go to school. He himself has 6 years of primary school education. Sylvain is a rice farmer. This is his second loan cycle with ACB and he says that the last loan really helped with his rice farming activities, and that he had no problem paying it back. He will use this loan to buy fertilizers and pay the manual labourers needed to work on his rice farm. In order to increase his rice farming business, he plans to use selected seeds. In the coming years, he would like to build a large building in which to store his rice. He plans to use his profits to build a house to live in and pay his children's education expenses.

In this group: Nepomuscène, Sylvain, Desiré, Viateur , Alphonse, André , Pafiri
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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