A loan of $600 helped to cultivate cacao, coffee, and oranges.


Manuel Cornelio's story

Manuel Cornelio T. S. is married and lives with his wife and children in the canton of Chillanes in the province of Bolívar. He has two children. The members of the community bank Juntos Trabajadores Agricolas [United Agricultural Workers] are located on the premises of Matilde Esther, located in the canton of Chillanes. The nine members of this group work in agriculture, cultivating cacoa, coffee, and orange crops. Manuel works in agriculture cultivating cacao, coffee, and oranges. He purchases his products in Mata de Cacao at the end of every month and sells them on Sundays at the market in Chillanes. He is asking for this loan to purchase agricultural supplies to cultivate cacao, coffee, and oranges. The support of the loan will help him economically because he will be able to meet his needs. He faces challenges like plagues, illnesses, and weather changes. His dream is for his children to have a profession, and also to increase production and market his products. He likes to be a happy person.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd



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