A loan of $1,050 helped to buy fertilizer, seed, and gasoline, and to pay for labor.

Jose David's story

José makes a living growing and selling bananas. He's single and lives with his father in the same house. He has been working in this business for four years. He learned it when he bought a piece of land with banana, chili pepper, and corn crops. He liked this crop and took pains to learn about it and continue developing it.

He's requesting a loan to be able to do the planting on his banana farm. He's going to buy fertilizer, seed, and gasoline, and pay for labor to prepare the land, because he wants to make the most of the land to continue with the crop.

This will help him have a source of income and of work, and be able to supply the market. He hopes that there won't be any danger during the production and that his profits will be greater since the land is his own.

He wants to grow in the market, have the opportunity to supply those who sell bananas retail, and be able to improve his job status and his personal income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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