A loan of $375 helped to purchase compost for his crops.

Raul's story

Raúl is 33 years old and is a very happy father and worker. He lives in his own home with his wife Yeny (27) and their three small children, who are the principal motivation for all of his efforts. Having strong work ethic, Raúl goes out every day to cultivate their land. He mainly has coffee and banana plantations. Because of the high quality of his products, his buyers include staff from urban cooperatives.

What he likes most about his work is cultivating his land. He has 15 years of experience doing this and believes that the most difficult part is having to spray the crops in order to prevent pests from harming them. In the future, he hopes to see an increase in the quantity of production, given this is what his family's income depends on.

Raúl plans to use the requested $375 to buy additional compost for his crops, making it possible for them to yield greater quantities. He is a very valued member of his community bank. This is his third loan with MFP. He is very pleased to have received it and is committed to making all payments on time.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tyson Shelley

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