A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy fertilizer for his corn crops.

Tzucubal 3 Group's story

Manuel, (first from left to right), is the leader of the Tzucubal Group 3 (“Seeker” in the local native tongue). He’s a 32-year-old man who has two children, a boy and a girl. They live in the town of Tzucubal, Nahualá Municipality, Solalá Department.

He works in agriculture planting, caring for and producing corn on his parcel located in the village where he lives. He chose this activity as an inheritance from his father and also because by means of it he’s able to guarantee his family’s food for one year because his community’s food is based on corn; he also earns income because he sells part of the crop (surplus) in the local market. He has 15 years’ experience in this activity.

He’s requesting the loan to buy fertilizer for corn crop maintenance. He dreams with becoming more technically advanced in corn production as well as with buying more land that’s apt for this type of crop.

In this group: Manuel Enrique, Manuel, Maria, Diego, Nicolás *, Isabel, Ana Josefina, Juan

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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