A loan of $700 helped to buy banana seeds, insecticides, herbicides, and tools.


Bartolo's story

Bartolo, 63, lives with his life partner and children in his own house. He is a farmer who cultivates bananas. He has been doing this work for more than 20 years, over which time he has acquired valuable experience, allowing him to obtain better harvests and good earnings. The land that he cultivates is located in an agricultural area that is close to his house. He sells his harvests in all of the areas surrounding his town, and he has garnered a lot of customers who prefer his products because of their quality and good prices, and because of his excellent service. In addition, he is able to rent some land if needed to cover the household expenses.

Bartolo is a friendly and honest man who devotes himself to his work every day, striving to gain a better future. He knows that with effort and dedication, he will achieve the success that he desires. During the last season he had some losses, and he wants to recover from this. For this reason, he is seeking a loan from INTEGRAL to buy banana seeds, insecticides, herbicides, tools, etc. Bartolo has good references, and he is certain that he will be able to pay off the loan. Also, he is confident that with this loan, he will be able to give his family a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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