A loan of $4,500 helped a member to buy fertilizers and supplies for the corn and bean crops.


Los Trabajadores Group's story

Mario, age 34, is married and lives in a village in the Ceguaca municipality in Santa Bárbara. He has been farming since he was little, and he has 15 years of experience. He currently has land where he grows basic grains like corn and beans. This business activity is one of the sources of income in the community. They sell the harvests at the local markets in the area. They sell to fixed customers who come to buy the community’s production. The loan he is requesting is a group loan. The group is called ‘Los Trabajadores’ [The Hard-Workers], and it is comprised of 14 members who grow basic grains. The group has requested a total of 88,000 lempiras. They will use the loan to buy fertilizers and supplies for the corn and bean crops in this second harvest season. Mario hopes to yield a good harvest this season to make a good amount of money and provide a better life for his family. You can see the members in the photo in the following way: At the bottom left is Alejandra with a black striped blouse, next is Mario with a green and white shirt, Mayra has a black blouse, Aracely has an orange and white blouse, Fedis with a sleeveless shirt, Lourdes with a white blouse, Agustina with a grey shirt, behind is Maria with a red blouse, Luisa with a yellow blouse, and those bending down are Carlos on the left with a white shirt and jeans, Rolando with a black hat, Ramon with a blue shirt and Neryn on the right in a gret shirt. Jose is not pictured.

In this group: Mario Noel , Aracely, Jose Alexander*, Carlos Manuel, Maria Romelia, Mayra Yosira, Neryn , Luisa, Agustina, Fredis Dario, Ramon Antonio, Lourdes Suyapa, Alejandra , Rolando
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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