A loan of $2,900 helped a member to buy fertilizers and seeds to plant corn and beans.

Alianza Emprendedora 2 Group's story

Efraín, 60, is married and has four children. He lives with his wife and one of their children in the town of Yoro. All of his life he has been a farmer, growing corn and beans. He sells his produce at the local market in the area. This will be his 16th loan through ODEF and with the communal bank; and it is for the amount of 7,000 HNL. He will use the loan to buy seeds to plant corn and beans. His plan is to earn enough of his own money to continue working and help his children finish their education.

The communal bank "Alianza Emprendedora 2" is comprised of eight members who live in the same community and are farmers. The group loan for 59,000 HNL will be used to buy fertilizers and seeds to plant corn and beans to sell. In the photograph we see in the back row, from left to right: Efraín in a light blue, long-sleeved shirt, José Ernesto in a beige shirt and Saúl in a green shirt. To the right in a long-sleeved, striped shirt is Ananías. In the front row from the left in a black shirt is José Lucindo, then Santiago in a short-sleeved light blue shirt, José Estanislado is wearing a plaid shirt and Enrique is wearing a short-sleeved striped shirt and white pants.

In this group: Efrain, Jose Ernesto, Santiago, Jose Estanislao, Saul , Jose Lucindo, Enrique, Ananias

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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