A loan of $2,275 helped a member to buy invest in buying fertilisers and to clean her coffee farm.

Congolon Group's story

María Fernanda is 33 years old and lives with her husband, with whom she has six children. María lives in a village in Gracias, in Lempira. She has spent all of her life working in farming, growing basic grains and beans. Twelve years ago she decided to plant coffee, which she sells in the local area. María is applying for a loan of 5000 Lempira as part of a group loan. She will invest it in buying fertilisers and to clean her coffee farm. María's plan is to improve her coffee harvest in order to use the profits to improve her home so that her family can have a better life.

María is part of the "Congolon" group. It has nine members who all live in the same community. They all work in farming and each has applied for 5000 Lempira, giving a total of 45,000 Lempira. All of the members of the group will use their loans to buy fertilisers and to clean their coffee farms In the photo, from left to right, we can see Aquilino, Melquiades, María Rosario, Marilú, Juan, María Juana, José, María Fernanda and, on the far right, María.

In this group: Maria Fernanda, Maria Rosario, Jose Maria , Maria Juana, Juan, Marilu, Maria Rosario, Melquiades, Aquilino

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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