A loan of $500 helped to buy vegetables to toast and sell.

Jose Rigoberto's story

José lives with his life's companion and his young son. Jose works, He makes toasted yucca and plantains, which he sells from his house and as a street vendor in high schools, primary schools, workplaces, and in different neighborhoods and on busses. He also grows corn with his wife and later sells in basic grain stores and markets. All of this is added together as an effort to support his home and pay for the daily expenses, the studies, clothing and everything his family needs. José is asking for a loan from INTEGRAL, which he will use to invest in buying yucca and plantains as well as buy corn seeds to plant and pesticides and sprayers to care for his crops. This way, José will be able to improve his business and crop i order to offer his customers better service.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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