A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy farm supplies.

La Guama Group's story

Neptaly, 35, has a son; he lives with his wife, son and his mother in Azacualpa, Santa Bárbara. He worked for several years in commerce and five years ago started growing coffee and vegetables like cucumbers and sweet peppers. He sells his production in the local market in his community and in surrounding areas to earn income. He’s thinking of expanding his crops throughout the fields he owns and to continue giving them technical assistance to improve production.

He’s asking for his first loan cycle as part of a group loan to fertilize and weed his coffee, cucumber and sweet pepper crops. The communal bank is called “La Guama” and it has 8 members. In the photo they can be identified as follows: Neptaly is on the left, next is Ruben followed by another member who is also called Ruben, then Wilmer, José Antonio, Florinda, Dredvin and José Eusebio is on the far right. They all live in the same community and work in agriculture. The group loan is for 40,500 Lempiras and all of them will be using it for fertilizer and to weed their crops to improve crop yields and incomes.

In this group: Neptaly, Ruben, Ruben, Wilmer, Jose Antonio, Florinda, Dredvin Adelson, Jose Eusebio

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