A loan of $1,000 helped agricultural supplies and fertilizer for cacao cultivation.


Josè Joaquín's story

Josè Joaquín M. C. is 50, married, and he lives with his wife and 2 children in the Chillanes canton, Bolivar province. The members of the V.R.C. Vall Paraiso are located 120 minutes from the Chillanes office, in Chillanes province. This rural group has been doing agricultural work for a long time in the short cacao growing season. Josè Joaquín has been planting cacao for 2 years. He buys his products in Matilde Esther and sells them in the Chillanes market and in the same fairground. He is requesting a loan to buy agricultural supplies and fertilizers for cacao cultivation. The financing will help him cover his expenses. He has to deal with plagues and diseases and the variation in the weather. He dream is to work hard. He likes to have friends.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam Palacio



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