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Total loan: $500

José Valmore

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San Vicente, San Vicente, El Salvador / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase fertilizers, seeds and herbicides for cultivating his corn.


José Valmore's story

40-year-old José only studied through first grade. He couldn’t continue because his family experienced very unstable economic conditions. He makes a living cultivating basic grains and selling “dulce de panela” (sweet sugar cane treats). He is married and has 2 children. José gained experience cultivating grains from his father who taught him, since he was an adolescent, to work the land and be independent. When he is not working in the fields, he sells “dulce de panela” as another source of income. He usually does his agricultural work in the morning, and in the afternoon he helps his wife selling traditional food. He needs the help of a loan to purchase fertilizers, seeds and herbicides for cultivating his corn. José dreams of having healthy and well-planted crops; something that will only be possible with the help of a loan. He also hopes to build a house using a mixed system because he currently lives in a house made of wattle and daub (bamboo or sugar cane stalks woven together and filled in with straw and mud) and metal sheets, and it leaks when it rains.