A loan of $2,850 helped a member to buy potato seeds, manure and to pay labor costs.

Los Men-Dez Group's story

Héctor, 31, has two school age children; he lives in Intibucá with his wife and children. Since he was very little, Héctor worked in farming with his family acquiring much experience. Thirteen years ago he became independent with his own crops; he grows potatoes, corn, beans, lettuce, carrots and strawberries. He lives in a zone that’s apt for all these crops. This is his only source of family income and he sells his products in the local market.

He is asking for his 4th loan to buy potato seeds and manure for crop maintenance and to pay labor costs. With previous loans he’s managed to improve the level of productivity. His goal is to continue increasing income in order to give his family a better standard of living.

Héctor is both member and coordinator of a communal bank which has 7 members: Misael in the white shirt (left), followed by Paula in the purple dress, María Telma in the white blouse, Héctor who can be identified by his blue shirt, Leonardo in the white shirt and María Elizabeth in the green blouse (right). They all live in the same community and work in agriculture.

In this group: Hector Ovidio , Wilmer*, Leonardo, Misael, Paula, Maria Elizabeth, Maria Telma
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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