A loan of $5,575 helped a member to buy supplies and to pay laborers to maintain his crop of maxán.


Pasac Ii Group's story

Manuel, (the last in the photograph from left to right) is 35 years old. He is married and lives with his family in the town of Nahualá, Sololá. He has 3 children. The oldest is 15 years and studies in her last year of middle school, the second is 5 years old and the last is 2 years old. The two youngest are not students. The oldest helps her father with agricultural chores.

Manuel needs a loan to maintain his maxán crop. [Maxán leaves are used to wrap tamales.] He has been dedicated to this agricultural activity for 32 years, learning everything from his father. Manual’s dream for the future and with the income from the sale of maxán is to build two houses for his children and to live in better conditions.

Manual realizes that it is better to be in an organized group in order to sell his products at a better price.

In this group: Manuel , Manuel , Manuel , Antonia, Mateo , María, Domingo

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand



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