A loan of $850 helped to buy bananas.

Ignacio José's story

Ignacio, 52, is a man full of stories and events. His life has been a complete adventure. Sometimes he won and others he suffered, but experience has been his best reward. He's known in his town for being a fighter, for taking advantage of opportunities, and for making his own way when things don't go as they should.

He's a modest farmworker dedicated to farm labor since his youth. When he was 12 years old he decided to make a living selling bananas from a cart he leads through the streets of the town of Caucasia, Colombia, every day. He's full of ambition and goals, his main one being to improve living conditions for his wife and child, age 11. Being able to offer his child a decent life and a good education have become his greatest challenge.

This is why he's requesting a loan to buy a large quantity of bananas to increase his sales and generate more income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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