A loan helped to buy quintals of coffee, rice, corn, and beans to sell.


Marlon Francisco's story

Marlon is 30 years old, single, and has a son. He lives with an aunt in the town of Azacualpa, Santa Barbara.

Marlon works selling staple grains, such as corn, beans, rice and others, by the bag and by the pound. He has had his business for seven years, and it is located in his house, where he keeps his products.

Marlon is seeking his fourth loan from ODEF, in the amount of 15,000 lempiras, to buy quintals of coffee, rice, corn, and beans to sell. This will help him improve his sales and have more product to offer his customers. Marlon's goal is to grow with his business and provide a better quality of life to his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laurie Hiller.


This loan is special because:

It allows smallholder farmers to purchase inputs to improve yields on favorable terms.



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