A loan of $750 helped to buy some farming land.

José's story

José is a 45-year-old man who lives in the house he bought 15 years ago when he married Roberta. They have four children whom they love very much and for whom they desire a better future.

José has learned how to plant coffee and cocoa and how to get a good production since he was very young. For this reason he has become a farmer, as this is what he is very good at; on top of this he earns a good income from selling his beans. He and his wife spend most of their time at their plot of land, since they have a small house where they take shelter during the rainy seasons. During the harvest seasons they contract day laborers who collect the fruits very quickly, but for whom is very hard to carry the heavy sacs, because they end up with a backache. This is why his biggest desire is to buy a motorcycle truck, even though right now what he needs the most is to buy new coffee plants.

Thus is his 8th loan with MFP and he is grateful for the trust he has been granted as this will help him carrying on with his working plans. He is a very cheerful and responsible member of his Communal Bank.

With his savings and the with the loan he is requesting he will succeed in buying some land where to grow more coffee plants.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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