A loan of $800 helped to buy cacao for planting and for expanding his cacao plots.


Jose Maria's story

José is 34 years old and single. He lives with his parents in Chillanes Canton, Bolívar Province. He is a member of the Unión Central Parroquia San José del Tambo communal bank, which includes businesses in agriculture, animal husbandry and trade. The community is located an hour from the cooperative.

José makes his living in agriculture, planting cacao. He is applying for a loan to buy cacao for planting and for expanding his cacao plots. He makes his purchases in San José del Tambo.

His dream is to repair his house and to buy a car. He doesn't face any challenges. In his free time, he likes to rest and ride his motorcycle.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Deepa Ramesh



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