A loan helped a member to maintain three "manzanas" (about 5.2 acres) of coffee plantation.


Los Productores De El Bote Group's story

José is 50 years old, he has 8 children. His is applying for loan which he will use to buy fertilizer and pesticides to maintain a coffee plantation of three "manzanas" (about 5.2 acres of land).

He makes a living growing coffee and has 7 years of experience in this actvity. He also grows basic grains. His hope is that the loan will help him generate income for his family so that he can pay for household expenses.

He can be seen in the picture wearing blue trousers and a light brown checked shirt. He wears glasses, because he had an accident but despite this he is successful. He is a hardworking man and strives to provide for his family.

In this group: Juan, José, Paula

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Nic Couldrey.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women to diversify, and thus stabilize, their families' sources of income.



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