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

Jose Vicente's story

Jose Vicente A. N. is 33 years old. He is single and lives with his son in the Chillanes canton, province of Bolívar. He has 1 son.

The members of the community bank JUNTOS TRABAJADORES AGRICOLAS [Farm Workers Together] are located in the community of Matilde Esther, which belongs to the Chillanes canton. This 9 member bank is dedicated to agricultural work in growing cacao, coffee and oranges.

Jose works in farming cacao, coffee and oranges. He buys his materials in Mata de Cacao at the end of every month and sells his products at the Sunday market in Chillanes.

He is asking for the loan to buy materials for growing cacao, coffee and oranges. The loan will give him financial support to meet his needs. He faces challenges such as pests and disease and weather variation. His dream is to improve his work.

He likes to dance and watch television.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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