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Total loan: $650


Suchitepéquez, Suchitepequez, Guatemala / Housing

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A loan helped to buy land for cultivation.

Miguel's story

Miguel is an excellent father. He is 50 years old. He is married and, with his wife, he has six children between the ages of 8 and 21 years old. They live in a community in the neighborhood of Pa Tzaj. Miguel works planting bananas. He has done this work for 10 years but he also works in masonry in order to earn other income.

With the goal of continuing to prosper with his crops, he has found it necessary to acquire more lands in order to increase his production. However, he does not have sufficient money in order to acquire the property. Based on this, he is requesting a loan which would complete the money needed for the purchase. His greatest hope in life is to increase his family’s quality of life.