A loan of $1,400 helped to buy seeds, fertilizer and compost for his crops.


Jose Manuel's story

José Manuel is 24 years old and lives with his common-law wife and daughter in Recinto Aguas frías de Mocache, Cantón Mocache. The office of "El Progresso" is located in the same area and assists farmers who grow rice and corn in short growing cycles. José Manuel is one such farmer. He buys and sells his products in Mocache. He will use the loan funds in order to buy seeds, fertilizer and compost for his crops. The loan will help him to increase his income for the well-being of his family. His dream is to have his own farm. He very much enjoys spending his free time with his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert



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