A loan of $3,075 helped a member to buy organic manure for corn crops.

Agricultores De Chuisajcab 2 Group's story

Manuel is the representative for the Chuisajcab 2 farmers Group (he is the one wearing a navy blue jumper at the bottom right of the photo). He is a married man who lives with his 4 children (3 sons and 1 daughter) in Chuicascab village, in the town of Tzucubal Nahualá. He is a hardworking man who says that he has been growing corn for 20 years on land just metres from his home. He chose this line of work because he began doing it with his parents when he was still small and gradually gained experience. With what he grows, he can feed his family for a year and sell some at the local market. The reasonable income and profits he makes from his work help him to cover the household expenses. The other members of the group will use the rest of the loan to grow corn, with the aim of improving their families' living conditions. The loan will be used to buy organic manure for Manuel's corn crop. His dream is to buy a plot of land to expand his increase his crops and generate higher profits so he can improve his family's quality of life.

In this group: Manuel, María , Pascuala, Antonia , José, Catarina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield

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