A loan of $800 helped to buy chemical fertilisers and to pay for manual labour.

Gilbert's story

Gilbert is a corn farmer. Married and 37 years old, he has seven children - the eldest is 14 and the youngest 6 months old. Four of the children attend school and he has no other dependents. He was born in Rwanda, and completed six years of secondary education.
He began to work with ACB Ltd in 2010 and this current loan cycle is his first. This loan will allow him to purchase chemical fertilisers and to pay for labour. He does not anticipate any problem with repaying this loan.
Gilbert will adopt the strategy of applying chemical fertilisers to be able to grow his activity. He is also going to acquire new fields. As regards his business, his ambition is to be the principal corn supplier in his area. For his family, he will do his utmost to ensure their wellbeing, and will pay the school and academic costs for his children.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton

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