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


Jose Manuel's story

23-year-old José Manuel is single and lives with his parents. He lives in Recinto Aguas Frías de Mocache, in Cantón Mocache, and he has one daughter. The community bank 'El Progreso' is located in Recinto Aguas Frías de Mocache, and the members work with short cycle agriculture, growing corn and rice. José Manuel farms corn and rice. He purchases his products in Mocache and sells his crops at Mocache market. He has requested this loan to purchase seeds, fertilizer and manure for his crops. The loan will help him to increase his family's income and invest in growing his crops. His dream is to buy land. In his spare time, José Manuel enjoys playing sports.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Fiona Craig



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