A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds, fertilizer, and manure for the crops.

Marcos Benedo's story

Marcos Benedo is 30 years old and lives in a common-law relationship with his partner and children. He lives in the area of Aguas Frías de Mocache, Mocache canton. The El Progreso communal bank is located in the the Aguas Frías de Mocache area in Mocache canton. This bank works in short-cycle agriculture growing corn, rice, and pigeon peas.

Marcos Benedo has worked for five years in agriculture growing corn on his own land. He buys his products in Mocache and sells them in the market in Mocache.

He requested the loan to buy seeds, fertilizer, and manure for the crops. The loan has helped him increase his income for family use and invest in the planting.

His dream is to buy a house. In his free time he very much enjoys resting.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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