A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase, supplies, cocoa plants, fertilizer, manure, and liquid fertilizer.

Angel Vicente's story

Angel Vicente is 48 years old. He lives in a common-law relationship and has six children, ages 21, 20, 17, 15, 11, and 7. They live in Chillanes, Bolívar province. The TENDAL VRC [Ventanillas Rurales Crédito, or Window to the Countryside Loan] consists of 11 male and female members and is located 45 minutes from the cooperative. Angel works in farming and raises cocoa, green bananas, and oranges. He makes his purchases and sells his produce in San José del Tambo each week. He is requesting the loan to buy supplies, cocoa plants, fertilizer, manure, and liquid fertilizer. The loan will help him expand his business and provide better income for his family. He dreams of increasing production and having better income so that his children can complete their studies. The poor condition of the roads present a challenge for him. In his free time, he enjoys tending to his sown fields. He is respectful and responsible and enjoys the festivities during carnival.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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