A loan of $1,225 helped to buy organic manure, herbicides and pesticides.

Charles's story

Charles is a married man, aged 42 with all four children attending school. He lives in a rural setting with his family. He is a farmer who grows beans, maize, coffee and banana plantations and also carries out cloth back trading as his side business. He started his business in 2000.

He works six days a week and eight hours per day. He started his business to increase his family's income, get food for his family and get school fees for his children. He acquired this loan to boost his agricultural business so he can buy manure, herbicides and pesticides for the gardens. He hopes this will improve his productivity in the long run. His clients are traders from his village and those from different towns.

His hopes for the future are to expand his business and be the leading supplier of agricultural products in his village. The challenges he faces are the delayed payments from the clients he supplies. He describes himself as a hardworking man who appreciates the services of lenders and through these services, different communities have developed.

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