A loan of $3,350 helped a member to purchase fertilizer to maintain his coffee crop..


Pajomel Ajtikonel, Tzununá Group's story

Esquipulas is the leader of the communal bank "Grupo Pajomel Ajtikonel Tzununá" (he is wearing a blue t-shirt in the photograph). He is a 35-year old man who has three sons. Esquipulas is a coffee grower who plants, maintains and produces coffee. He does so on his plot of land. He decided on this line of works because of its profitability and has been making his living with this work for fifteen years. He earns the majority of his income for supporting his family through this work. He is requesting a loan to purchase fertilizer to maintain his coffee crop. Esquipulas dreams of having a nursery to diversify and thereby increase his income in order to improve his family's quality of life.

In this group: Esquipulas, Pascual, Ignacio , Andres, Ignacio, Felipe, Pascual, Francisco
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal



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