A loan of $1,825 helped a member to buy chemical fertilizers and pay workers.


Copaboka 4 Group's story

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.

In this group: Beatrice, Modeste, Donatile, Godefroid, Veronique, Venuste, Marie Brigitte, Cecile

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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