A loan of $1,175 helped cultivate plantains.

Armando Ciriaco's story

Armando Ciriaco is 36 years old. He is married to Lourdes Lopez and they have 3 children. The oldest helps Armando with the care of the farm and livestock and the 2 youngest study at primary school. Armando is seeking his 5th loan with this institution to cultivate 10 mnz of plantains to later sell them at a good price, which permits him to obtain earnings that allow him to bestow better living conditions on his family. Additionally he also breeds livestock, earning more income which allows him to sustain his family. Don Armando is known in his community as an honorable, honest and hard-working man.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane McCrory

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