A loan of $725 helped to buy a crop of tamarind.


José María's story

In 1990 Mr. Jose Maria decided to work in farming. He began this business because he had worked as a food broker previously and was very familiar with the process. Currently this 47-year old gentleman, along with one of his sons, plants 5 fields: 2 are corn, 1 is yucca, and the other 2 are beans. Besides these commercial crops, he will invest this loan in purchasing tamarind, which is in season, to later sell in the market.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam Palacio



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