A loan of $600 helped to invest in cacao crops.

Elvis Omar's story

Elvis Omar A. A., 33, is single and lives with his parents. He has a child, Ana, 3. He lives in Chillanes canton in Bolívar province.

Elvis is a member of the Rey de Reyes (King of Kings) communal bank located an hour and a half from Chillanes. It has a total of 23 members who are mostly farmers. This is the first loan they have gotten from Cooperative San José.

Elvis is a cacao farmer. He makes his purchases monthly in the same community and sells his products in Bucal canton.

He is asking for funding to invest in his cacao crops. He believes that the loan is an opportunity to get ahead.

His dreams are to have more production and a house of his own for his family.

He faces challenges due to weather changes and that the access roads to his fields are in poor condition.

He enjoys going out for walks, listening to music and family outings

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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