Total loan: $15,000


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Penuelas, PR, Puerto Rico / Agriculture

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Cindy's story

When I was young, our elders always said that whoever in the future have a plot of land with water, are the only people that will survive. That scared me and every night I pray and requested that when I grow up, I wanted to have a Plot of land with water. With out knowing it, I was requesting to be a farmer. After several years being and adult, I ended up unemployed while my husband was serving in Afghanistan, we decided to sell our home and start an agriculture business. We are motivated by the community and the Natural resources. I am passionate to help the most vulnerable communities having products available and creating jobs in rural areas but also providing and setting an example that we can create a commercial agricultural enterprise without hurting the environment. About 20 to 25% of Greenhouse gases are generated from agricultural production increasing the effects of climate change. Also the availability and continuity of fresh agricultural products has become an increasingly complex task. This situation affects the supply chain thus places the food security and health of the most vulnerable communities at risk. At Agropek, we want to positively impact the basket of products that arrives and is served to family’s day after day.