A loan of $600 helped to purchase an irrigation pump for his farm.


Joffre Alexon's story

Joffre Alexon is 62 years old, is married, and has seven children. He lives with his wife and children in Recinto San Joaquín, which is located in Montalvo canton in the province of Los Ríos. He belongs to the San Joaquín Communal Bank, which is situated 15 minutes from the Montalvo office and is made up of 12 members.

Joffre Alexon makes a living as a farmer. He specializes in growing rice, soy, and cacao. He goes to the city of Montalvo every week to purchase supplies and sell his produce.

This loan will allow him to increase his business and improve his crops, since he plans to invest it in inputs, including an irrigation pump that will make his work a lot easier.

Joffre Alexon’s dream is to purchase a van so he can sell his produce more easily. His main challenge is crop loss, especially due to pests or a prolonged dry season. In his free time he enjoys reading.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chris Knutson



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