A loan of $875 helped a member to pay for the right to install electricity in order to install watering pumps.

Maye 1 Group's story

Celio is 26 years old and single. He lives with his parents and siblings in a rural village in the Jesús de Otoros municipality in Intibucá. Ever since he was little Celio has been working in agriculture with his father. He has land where he lives where he cultivates basic crops like corn and beans.

He also generates other income by working as a day worker for other farmers. He sells the production at the local market.

He belongs to the Maye 1 communal bank, which is comprised of three members. In the photo Francisco is to the left, Vicente is in the middle, and Celio is on the right. All of them devote themselves to farming and live in the same community.

They have decided to request a group loan for 16,800 lempiras to pay for the right to install electricity.

Celio and the members of the group say that by having electricity they will modernize their production through the purchase and installation of water pumps and watering systems. This way they will get good harvests. It will also improve their families’ quality of life.

In this group: Celio Yovany, Francisco, Vicente

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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