A loan of $800 helped to purchase supplies for growing cacao and cassava.

Luís Armando's story

Luís Armando P. A. is 36 years old and lives with his common law wife in the canton of Chillanes in Bolivar Province. They have three children.

The members of the Communal Bank “Juntos Venceremos” (Together We Overcome) meet at the fairgrounds of Matilde Esther in the canton of Chillanes. There are twelve members in this Communal Bank, all of whom are devoted to growing cacao and cassava.

Luís is a farmer who grows cacao and cassava. He buys his supplies in Mata de Cacao at the end of each month and sells at the fair in Chillanes on Sundays.

Luís enjoys going out in the afternoons to play sports with his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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