A loan of $600 helped invest in cacao farming.


Jose Eduardo's story

Jose Eduardo G. I. is 42 years old. He lives with his common-law wife (they have no children) in the Chillanes canton in the province of Bolivar. Jose is a member of the "Rey de Reyes" rural community bank that is about and hour and a half from Chillanes. There are 23 members all together, and the majority make a living through agriculture. This is their first loan request through Cooperativa San Jose. Jose makes a living farming cacao. He makes his monthly purchases in the community and sells his products in the canton of Bucal. He is requesting a loan to invest in cacao farming. He feels that the loan in a chance to get ahead. He dreams with increasing production to have a house for his family. He is faces challenges such as plagues and diseases. He likes to ride his motorcycle.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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