Total loan: $1,000


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Mach Pobor, , Panama / Agriculture

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A loan helped to plant avocados and lemons, providing food security and economic opportunities in native indigenous territories during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lunacio's story

Meet Lunacio!

Lunacio is originally from the Mach Pobor community, located in the indigenous reservation of Embera-Wounaan in Panama. It is inhabited by indigenous groups that have protected their territory for centuries. 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.

Lunacio has devoted himself over the last 15 years to planting plantains, avocados, and lemon. During this time, he has been able to better his processes for each crop, in order to make the most out of the land he cultivates sustainably. He is married and has five sons, and all of them are in the community’s school. Lunacio is very experienced in agriculture and is known for being a responsible and hardworking man.

As the avocado season is soon, Lunacio has decided to request a loan to help him prepare his avocado and lemon crops, buy seeds and basic equipment. With this, he aims to meet the season's demand by expanding his farm during the current pandemic.

For several years Lunacio has been looking for the opportunity to access a loan in order to make some improvements to his farm, but it has been impossible until today.

Thank you for being part of Lunacio's growth and supporting indigenous micro-enterprises.