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Total loan: $1,000

July

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Mach Pobor, , Panama / Agriculture

July's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to produce avocado, plantain, coffee, and lemon during the Covid-19 pandemic.


July's story

July lives in Mach Pobor, located in the indigenous reservation of Embera-Wounaan in Darien, the second most biodiverse place in the world and inhabited by indigenous groups that have protected their territory for centuries and have been historically excluded from basic financial services. Mach Pobor has no electricity and basic services are limited. The access to this community is by the river on a "Piragua" (wood-made boat) as road access is impossible most of the year.

July has dedicated his entire life to agriculture. He cultivates avocado, plantain, coffee, and lemon on the land that he inherited from his ancestors. He provides temporary jobs to young people in his community as his two children are still babies.

July has never taken a loan before due to the historical financial exclusion his indigenous community has suffered. He is nervous but also very confident and excited to invest in his farm's expansion without the need of waiting one year for his crop production sales.

As loan collateral, he has put up over $5,000 USD in equipment (his solar panel, boat's motor, a weed wacker, and three hectares of avocado production).

Thank you for being a part of this historic first loan to July and providing financial inclusion to indigenous people.