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Joao

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Batugade, Bobonaro, Timor-Leste / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy more manure, fertilizer and some new farming equipment in order to increased his farming productivity.


Joao's story

Joao is a humble and hardworking 31-year-old married father of 2, who is a farmer in his village.

Most of the time his daily activities are planting and looking after his vegetables. After the vegetables are grown, he usually harvests, then transports, them to local markets to sell. He has been growing and selling vegetables for many years now with his own working capital.

He is requesting a loan of $1500 (USD) from KIF to help with his agricultural activity. Every day he is busy with farming because he makes a living from it. Joao will use this loan to buy more manure, fertilizer and some new farming equipment in order to increased his farming productivity.