A loan of $6,000 helped to pay foragricultural supplies and technical assistance for a plantain project.

David's story

David “Mellizo” is an active 86 year old campesino, or subsistence farmer, living in the small town of Platanilla.

Originally from the Los Santos province of Panama, he was one of the first farmers to migrate out to the Darien province over thirty years ago when the area opened up to settlement. He is still married to his wife.

Like most campesinos, David grows corn, beans, rice and plantains, and now wants to expand plantain production. He will use the loan proceeds to buy the inputs needed for the project—seed stock, fertilizer, and fencing—and cover some of the planting and maintenance costs of the project.

With the proceeds from the project, David will invest in improving his home for his family.

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