Total loan: $1,000


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Arimae, Provincia de Darién, Panama / Agriculture

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A loan helped to plant coffee and plantain in native indigenous territory.

Rito's story

Meet Mr. Rito,

Mr. Rito is a leader from Arimae, an Embera indigenous community in Darien's Eastern province of Panama. He has dedicated his entire life to agriculture, focusing on coffee, cassava, coco-yam and plantain.

His indigenous territory has been historically excluded from basic financial services. Today, Mr. Rito is applying for his very first Kiva loan to buy plantain and coffee seeds. He is currently expanding his small farm in order to provide better living conditions for his family.

Thank you for supporting farmers like Mr. Rito in indigenous communities of rural Panama.