A loan of $2,075 helped a member purchase 40kgs of chemical fertilizer and pay labourers.

Dusangirimirimo Group's story

Philemon is a member of the Dusangirimirimo solidarity group. His main business is rice farming, and this is the business for which he is seeking finance. He is also a small-scale trader.

Philemon is 46 years old, married and the father of six. His eldest child is 20, and the youngest three. Five of his children are in school, and he has no one else to look after. He was born in Rwanda and completed eight years of primary school.

Philemon started working with ACB S.A. in 2011 and is currently on his third loan cycle. The previous two loans were correctly repaid.

With the loan requested, he will purchase 40 kilograms of chemical fertilizer. The remainder will be used to pay his labourers. He does not foresee any difficulties repaying this loan, and will work as hard as possible to expand his agricultural business.

Philemon's ambition is to become the region’s largest rice grower. At home, is aims are to educate his children and ensure they are well looked after.

In this group: Consolée, Etienne, Damascene, Marceline, Florien, Samuel, Joel, Philemon, Mathieu

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight

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