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Copaboka 4 Group
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Update on Copaboka 4 Group

Vénuste is a rice farmer and a member of the COPABOKA 4 solidarity group. He is 44 years old, married, and has five children aged between 5 and 17. Three of his children are in school and he does not have any additional dependents. Vénuste was born in Rwanda and he attended primary school for six years. He started working with ACB Ltd in 2012 and is currently on his second loan cycle. His first loan was repaid in full and on time.

Vénuste plans to use this loan to buy chemical fertilizers and to pay workers. He does not foresee any difficulty in repaying his loan. His plan is to request additional loans in the future so that he can further develop his farming business. He aims to become a professional rice farmer. As regards his family, he plans to educate his children and take out a mutual health insurance policy so that he can adequately meet his family's medical needs.
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Vénuste, agriculteur du riz et membre du groupe solidaire COPABOKA 4 est marié et âgé de 44 ans. Il a cinq enfants dont le plus âgé a 17 ans et le moins âgé a 5 ans. Trois de ses enfants vont à l’école et aucune autre personne n’est en sa charge.
Il est né au Rwanda et son niveau d’éducation est 6 ans de l’école primaire.
Il a commencé de collaborer avec ACB Ltd en 2012 et le cycle actuel lui est le 2ème. Le premier cycle est bien remboursé.
Avec ce crédit, il va acheter les engrais chimiques et paiera la main d’œuvre.
Il n’attend aucune difficulté de non remboursement de ce prêt.
Comme stratégie, il va demander d’autres prêts, ceci lui permettra d’accroitre son activité agricole.
Il a l’ambition d’être le cultivateur du riz professionnel.
Pour sa famille, il a l’ambition d’éduquer ses enfants et de payer la mutuelle de santé pour assurer pleinement les soins médicaux de sa famille.

Previous Loan Details

Vénuste is a member of the Copaboka 4 group. He is 44 years old and has five children between the ages of 16 and four. Three of his children are in school, and he is their only provider. Vénuste completed six years of primary education. Vénuste became an ACB customer in 2012 and this is his fi... More from Copaboka 4 Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of Amasezerano Community Banking's Ezukame ("agriculture") program, designed to provide capital to poor farmers in rural Rwanda. ACB invests a higher percentage of its portfolio in agriculture than any other Kiva Field Partner, and is strongly committed to serving the needs of rural borrowers. This type of loan has terms ranging from one to 36 months, with the option to repay in full at the end of the term or in monthly installments.

This flexibility is critical in Rwanda where 85% of the population is employed in agriculture, but many formal financial institutions consider the sector to be too risky to invest. By funding this loan, you are expanding opportunity to farmers with limited options.

About Amasezerano Community Banking, S.A.

Amasezerano Community Banking, S.A., is a for-profit microfinance institution founded in 2005 by the Rwandan NGO African Evangelist Enterprises-Rwanda and 61 individual shareholders, and has been a Kiva partner since June 2010. The mission of Amasezerano Community Bank (ACB) is to have a holistic, positive impact on the lives of poor people by providing quality financial services. ACB’s client base is composed primarily of farmers, small-business owners, women entrepreneurs and low-wage private-sector salaried workers. Credit offerings are tailored to meet client needs, and include group solidarity loans, agricultural loans, loans for women entrepreneurs, small-business loans, and loans for salaried workers. ACB also offers mobile money transfers, currency exchange and life insurance services to its borrowers.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 631.3
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Copaboka 4 Group's $1,825 loan helped a member to buy chemical fertilizers and pay workers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 27, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013