A loan of $6,125 helped a member to buy fertilizer for his coffee farm and to bring about better maintenance.

La Fortuna Group's story

Tomas, is 64 and lives with his common-law wife, with whom he has 5 children. He lives in a community that is part of the town of San Pedro Sula. He has spent his whole life working in agriculture, growing maize, beans and coffee. This has been his source of income. He sells his produce to intermediaries or at local markets.

He is asking for a loan of of 12,000 HNL via a group loan. He will use the loan to buy fertilizers for his coffee farm and secure better general maintenance so he can obtain a better harvest. His aim is to modernize production so his children will be able to get an education and improve their economic situation.

The group is called La Fortuna and consists of 13 people who are all involved in cultivating coffee and other grains, and who come from the same area. The group loan is for 128,000 HNL, which they will use to buy fertilizer to help with their farms. In the photo, Santos is on the left, and then there is Jacobo, Gregorio, Tomas, Gladys, Miltton, María Lucrecia, María Santos, Maria Isabel, Jose Edgardo, José Armando, José Martin and then Martir on the right.

In this group: Tomas, Santos , Jose Armando, Gregorio, Gladys Nohemy, Jose Martín, Maria Lucrecia, Jacobo, Maria Santos, Maria Isabel, Jose Edgardo, Miltton Johann, Mártir

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sharon Rees

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