A loan of $600 helped to buy seeds for planting.


Jorge Ignacio's story

Jorge Ignacio P. R. is 78 years old. He is a widower and lives alone. He does not have any children. He lives in the village of Chillanes in the province of Bolívar. Jorge is an associate of the 'King of Kings' rural branch, which is located an hour and a half from Chillanes. There are 23 associates on the whole, that in the majority are dedicated to agriculture. This is the first loan that he has requested from the San José Cooperative. Jorge is dedicated to agriculture, sowing corn and cocoa. He carries out his purchases each month in Bucay and sells his produce in the same location. He requests the loan to invest in seeds for his cultivations. He thinks that the loan is an opportunity to do well. His dreams are to have money for the purchase of a house. He faces challenges such as the climate and diseases. He likes to prune the cocoa orchards.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer B Brown



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