A loan of $525 helped buy fertilizers.

Maximino's story

Mr. Maximino is 52 years old, married, and has three children. His wife works in the home and raises chickens. They live in the community of Las Cañitas, in Olancho. He started out working with his brother and, little by little, saved enough to buy a farm to grow corn, beans, and coffee. He has done this work for 20 years and works from 6:00 until 1:00 pm every day. He goes to the farm to fight plagues and harvest coffee. The good part of his business is that each year the harvest gives him good income and with his earnings he buys another plot of land and a mule, also that the products will be delivered to his farm. The inconveniences he faces are that vehicles cannot drive in the mountainous area so they have to transport products by mule, and sometimes he has to fight plagues with fungicide.

Maximino is asking for a loan to buy fertilizers to fertilize his farmland and clean it up. With the help of the loans he was able to buy doors for his house and fence in his property. His dreams are to improve his house, for his children to be professionals, and to have greater economic solvency to buy more land and grow more coffee. This is the second loan he has gotten from FAMA and he has been punctual with the payments.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Meinecke

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