A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy fertilizer, manure and insecticide.


Gs. Los Decididos Group's story

Filadelfo is a very hardworking person who lives in the town of Los Mangos with his wife and children. He works harvesting taro. He has grown corn and beans since he was 13 years old. One year ago he started growing taro, as it is much more profitable than traditional crops. He also has the advantage of a permanent job in a private business. Thanks to his job he has been able to expand his crops.

Fila is a very hardworking, responsible person. He is dedicated to his work and to farming. He is seeking a loan to help with his crops. He will buy fertilizer, manure and insecticide. Taro is a very profitable crop but it requires a lot of investment, as it uses an irrigation system with high costs.

Filadelfo hopes to obtain better results with the loan. His dream is it have has own land, which is in his future plans.

José and Mario live in the town of Los Mangos with their families. They grow taro and corn.

Santa Cruz de Yojoa, Honduras, Feruary - 2017

In this group: Filadelfo, Mario Roberto, Jose Donaldo

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laurie Hiller


This loan is special because:

It has a below-market interest rate and is repaid at harvest, when farmers can more easily repay.



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