A loan of $6,100 helped a member to purchase fertilizer in order to adequately maintain the corn crop.

Tzucubal 1 Group's story

Manuel (wearing a gray t-shirt, the second one from left to right) is the leader of the Tzucubal 1 communal bank (tzucubal means seeker in the local native language). He's a 53-year-old gentleman who has four children, three of whom are men and one is a woman. They're all married and live in the village of Tzucubal, municipality of Nahualá, department of Sololá.
He's a farmer who plants, grows and harvests corn in a plot of land located in the village where he lives. He chose this line of work because it was his father's legacy and also because with it he produces food for his family. Corn is the staple food in his community and also earns him a profit, since he sells part of his produce in the local market.
He's requesting a loan so he can purchase fertilizer in order to adequately maintain his corn crop.
He dreams of using his profits to improve his home so that he can provide better living conditions for his family.

In this group: Manuel , Juan , Antonio, Catarina , Catarina , Juana , Lucía Angélica , Manuela

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff

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