A loan of $3,200 helped a member to buy organic compost to grow corn.

Sector Los Chumil-Maíz Group's story

Martín is the representative of the Sector Los Chumil-Maíz group. He is wearing a blue shirt and standing on the far left in the photograph. He is 37, married, and lives with his four children, a boy and three girls in the district of Los Chumil, Caserío Xolbé, Canton El Tablón, Sololá.

He works in agriculture, and fights to move forwards with his family. He says that he has made a living growing corn near his home for 20 years. He chose this type of activity because his parents taught it to him, and he is following on the tradition he inherited from them. Through his work, he is able to sell his crops and feed his family. His activity generates acceptable revenues and earnings to contribute to the family income.

The other group members will use the rest of the loan to grow corn, with the aim of boosting their earnings and offering their families a better quality of life. The loan will be used to buy organic compost for corn crops.

Martín's dream is to support his children in thier studies so that they have a better quality of life in the future.

In this group: Martín, Isidro, Rolando, Lucas, Domingo, Victor Francisco

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloe Pilpel

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