A loan of $400 helped to hire workers.

Cesar's story

Cesar, 26, is an independent and very hard working young man. Even though he does not have his own family, he has managed to forge a career future and many objectives to fulfill, a product of which is owning his house made of wood. He has three years experience doing farming work, having cocoa and organic coffee as his main product. He works at this job in a parcel of land that he acquired some years ago with the support of his parents and, since then, he has been able to pay some family bills since they are already at an advanced age.

He develops his work on many occasions alone and on others with the support of workers who he manages to hire often being his cousins and friends. He considers his work to be very beneficial since the quality of cocoa that his land produces is optimal and well quoted by collectors doing their very rewarding and profitable work. However, harvesting the cocoa is almost a dilemma since his parcels are found on very uneven land. Not foreign to the planting season and maintenance of the cocoa trees, he wishes to have bags of organic fertilizer and hire workers again to remove a part of the land on his land with the objective of making them more productive.

In the future, he wishes to accumulate capital to start a grocery business to occupy his time while he waits for the periodic maintenance that his plantations require. This is his fifith loan. He is very committed to compliance and responsibility. He is thankful to be part of his community bank made up of very responsible people who make savings a good tool for progress. With the 1,000 new "soles" he will hire workers to remove a part of land on his land and therefore maintain his cocoa trees.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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