A loan of $1,050 helped land for sowing, seeds and sacks of feed.

Victor Alfredo's story

Victor, in Milagros, his native city, works in banana and cacao sales. His house is located in the building 10 de Agosto. It is made of cement and has the water and light services. At his 50 years he tells us that he has always lived on farms. He likes the earth and the pure air that can be breathed away from the cities.

Since he was a child, he has learned everything related to the plantation and plant care. Additionally he works in the rearing of pigs for sale. As in all farms, his work schedule is from 5 in the morning until 6 in the evening, since he takes advantage of the sunlight. The lands are fertile, and because of this he has a large quantity of banana and cacao plants. When he gathers the harvest, his selling locations are the town, where he offers it buyers of retail. In the photo he is observed near a cacao plant. The reddish color of the fruit indicates that it is mature and that he can continue the drying process for selling. The most difficult season is the winter since the rains flood certain parts of his farm and for this reason production lowers.

Victor is separated from his wife, with whom he has 2 children. For the moment the younger lives with him and is studying the cutting of cloth/material and tailoring. His other son is now older and independent. The loan he is requesting will be for buying the land to be sown, seeds and sacks of feed. He hopes to improve production and fix his home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kerry George

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