A loan of $800 helped to invest in cocoa crops.

Jose Favian's story

Jose Favian is 31. He is single and lives with his one-year-old child. He lives in the Chillanes Canton, belonging to the Bolivar Province.

His communal bank is called El Placer and is located 60 minutes from the office. It belongs to the San Jose del Tambo Parish. There are 24 members, all farmers who sow cocoa, rice, soy, plantains, yucca and oranges.

Jose Favian is a farmer who has cocoa, rice, soy, plantain, yucca and orange crops. He makes his purchases in San Jose del Tambo and his sales in the Sunday market in Chillanes.

He is requesting this loan for investing in cocoa crops, through buying manure and fertilizer. This loan will help him to maintain his crops and have a better harvest. He confronts challenges such as lack of rainfall. His dream is to have his own home.

In his free time he enjoys going for walks with his son.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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