A loan of $750 helped to purchase raw materials and fertilizers to improve his crops.

Santos Demetrio's story

Mr. Santos Demetrio M. H. is 61 years old, lives in the San Ignacio neighborhood, located in the Ticuantepe community. He shares his home with his wife who helps with the household expenses. They have 6 children, all of whom are married and independent. His present goal is to improve his family's living conditions. For the past 41 years he has been involved in agriculture, an activity which he began with his own resources. His plans now are to diversify his crops. With this loan he intends to buy raw materials and fertilizers which he will use to improve production which he hopes to be able to sell at a better market price thereby obtaining greater earnings.

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