A loan of $1,300 helped a member to buy avocado plants and supplies.

El Esfuerzo Group's story

This group is called “El Esfuerzo” (The Effort) and includes Avelardo, Israel, and Leoba. They will use the money from this loan to buy fertilizer, bags, and avocado plants. Erika will buy five piglets to fatten up. Wendy will buy shoes and catalogs.

Avelardo is 20 years old, single, and raises and sells avocados. He requested this loan so he can buy fertilizer, bags, and avocado plants. He started this business two years ago, after working at a nursery where he learned to raise avocados. He saved his salary to buy plants and other materials to work with.

His business is important because of the benefits it gives him and because he likes to raise plants and watch them grow. He’s proud to have his own business and offer his customers the bounty that his orchard offers at a good price and quality. He uses the profits to reinvest in bags and fertilizer and plans to expand his business, and add different types of fruit plants. He will use the money from this loan to buy supplies for harvesting his avocados. His hopes and dreams are to increase his avocado production.

The members of the group want to thank Kiva and Fundación Realidad, and say “Thank you for the loans and your continued help for those who truly need it.”

In this group: Avelardo, Wendy , Erika, Israel , Leoba

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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