A loan of $3,175 helped a member to buy chemical fertilizers and to pay workers.


Copaboka 3 Group's story

Marie is a rice farmer and a member of the COPABOKA 3 group. She is 51 years old, married, and has five children. Her eldest child is 32 years old and her youngest is 13. Thee of her children attend school and she has no additional dependents. Marie herself attended primary school for six years.

Marie started working with ACB in 2012 and is currently on her second loan cycle. With this loan, she plans to buy chemical fertilizers and pay workers. She does not foresee any difficulties in meeting her repayments. In order to further develop her farming business, she plans to use the strategy of planting good rice seed. She has two goals: one for her family and the other for her farming business. Her goal for her farming is to do her best and become an important rice farmer. Her goal for her family is to educate her children and fight malnutrition within her family.

In this group: Marie, Faina, Emmanuel, Ernestine, Narcisse, Pascal, Prudence, Bernard, Anathalie , Alphonsine, Evariste, Berthe, Marcel, Consolé, Adelphine

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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