A loan of $2,600 helped a member to buy fertilisers for coffee crops and to plant more coffee.

Juntos Al Desarrollo Group's story

María is 46 years old and is a single mother. She lives with her two children in a village in the Lepaera municipality in Lempira. María has spent all her life working in agriculture and, for ten years, she has been growing coffee. She sends her product to intermediaries and coffee processing plants in the area. María has applied for her fifth loan, of 20,000 Lempira. With this loan she will buy fertilisers to help her coffee crops. Her aim in this is to increase her harvest and her income, and to improve her quality of life.

This is a group loan for 53,000 Lempira. It will be used to buy fertilisers and a to sow more coffee. The group is called "Juntos al Desarroll" and is made up of three people who live in the same community. The three members all grow coffee. In the photo, from left to right, are José, Iván, and María.

In this group: Iván Ulices, María Ángela, José Marel

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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