A loan of $1,025 helped to buy fertilizer and to pay workers to maintain his coffee and banana crops.


Miguel's story

Miguel is 42 years old, married and has two daughters who are both teachers. He and his family live in the small village of Chuisantotomás, in Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan, Sololá department.

Miguel is a farmer who grows and sells bananas and coffee. He grows these crops on a plot of land which is located in his community. He sells both his bananas and his coffee in the town market in Santo Tomás La Unión, Suchitepéquez. Miguel works in this business because the prices are good and he makes a decent income with which to support his family. He has been in this business for 22 years.

Miguel is requesting a loan for 8,000 quetzals to buy fertilizer and to pay workers to maintain his coffee and banana crops. His biggest dream is to buy more land and sow more bananas and coffee so that he can make more profits.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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