A loan of $200 helped to buy organic manure for his plantation.

Charles's story

Charles is a married man aged 46 with 5 children of whom 4 are attending school.

He is primarily concentrates on the agriculture business. He grows food for home use and enough extra to sale. He says he works 6 days a week excluding Sunday when he rests.

He says he has been in this business for the last 30 years and through this he has been able to expand his cultivated land by buying additional plots and also educating his children.

He says that the reason why he started this business is to take care of the needs of his family and he acquired this loan to buy manure for his plantation.

He says that his main clients are retail shops around his home area who sell bananas both raw and ripe which are consumed for all categories of people.

He describes himself as a hard working man. He was happy that interest rates were reduced and is excited that he will qualify for the partnership with Kiva. In the photograph Charles is with his wife on their banana plantation.

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