A loan of $625 helped to purchase seeds and manure.


Hyacinthe's story

Hyacinthe lives in Senegal. He is a married father of eleven children: three are at university, two are in professional schools, two are in the military, three daughters are married, and he has a 1-year-old son. Hyacinthe used to be an agricultural tech agent. After retiring, he decided to go back to the village to work his lands. He has a large plantation of mango, orange, and cashew trees. He has benefited from an initial loan of 150,000 francs, which was settled, for clearing his plantation. He is requesting a new loan of 300,000 francs to grow watermelons, which have good returns in his area. Hyacinthe's ambitions for the future include a truck to transport his fruits.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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