A loan of $2,300 helped a member to rent a field, buy seeds and pay the labourers.


Tugirubumwe Group's story

Bonaventure is part of the Tugirubumwe solidarity group, which grows corn. He is 43 years old, married and has 4 children, the eldest of whom is 14 years old and the youngest, 8. All of his children attend school and he is responsible for no other people. He was born in Rwanda and has 5 years of secondary school education. He started to work with ACB Ltd in 2008 and is on his 3rd loan cycle. The previous loans have been correctly repaid.

He will use the current loan to rent a field, buy seeds and pay the labourers. The one difficulty which Bonaventure foresees could cause non-repayment of this loan is climate change, which can cause a poor harvest. In order to increase his agricultural output, his strategy is to use modern farming methods, notably by using chemical fertilizers and going to look for markets for his harvest. He will also buy his own field. His business ambition is to become a professional farmer. Concerning his family, he will continue to ensure their well-being. As well as the activity being financed, he also sells various items to retail customers.

In this group: Alphonsine, Odette, Bonaventure, Alphonsine, Euphrasie, Agnes, Esperance, Wensislas, Jean De Dieu

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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