A loan of $525 helped to improve his crop of Xanthosoma sagittifolium (elephant ear).


Carlos's story

Carlos is married, 62 years old, and lives with his wife and his daughters who are his top priority. With the loan, he plans to buy inputs such as fertilizer and herbicides to improve his Xanthosoma sagittifolium (elephant ear) plantation. His land has already been sown and the plantation is growing. He plans to help it in order to be able to increase his production of elephant ear. He has as a goal to increase his profit and be able to provide his family with a better quality of life and prosperity. This is the first loan that he has received from FUDECOSUR. He had not had other loans before with state banks, but FUDECOSUR has provided him a loan with better terms and much lower interest rates.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jacqueline Demeranville



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