A loan of $4,050 helped a member to buy organic fertilizer to cultivate corn.


El Buen Sembrador-Cruz B Group's story

Santos is a representative of the Good Grower Group (he is wearing a purple sweater, he is the second person from the left in the photograph). He is married and is 50 years old. He lives with his 9 children (5 men and 4 women) and his wife in the neighborhood "Cruz B" in Pamezabal in the municipality of Santa Lucía Utatlán, Sololá. He is a friendly and hardworking man. He told us that he works growing corn in the community where he lives. He inherited this work from his parents and he has been doing it for 30 years. Thanks to the corn he grows he can successfully feed his family and he sells the surplus corn in the local market which generates earnings to cover the other household expenses like clothing and education. He and the other members of the group will use the loan to buy organic fertilizer to grow corn. His dream is to generate more earnings so he can remodel his home and through this provide a better quality of life to his family.

In this group: Santos Miguel, Vicente, Estanislao, Pedro Isidro , Bacilio Anastacio, Obispo Antonio, Juan Enrique , Cirila Narcisa, Lucía Angélica
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Hildreth



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