Okay, last catch-up on my recent Kiva loans (can I still claim it's recent, even if I'm a month late in posting?)
Andres is a 24-year-old rural entrepreneur from Yecapixtla, México.
Andres has been working for Truequio, a cooperative that produces
organic cucumber for the past 2 years.
Andres is asking for a loan to start producing organic cucumber on his
own and become part of the cooperative he now works for. With this
loan, he will be able to rent a greenhouse and buy seeds and some
Laura, Andres’s 22-year-old sister will help him with the cucumber. They
are the first two members of their family to earn a college degree and
instead of looking for a job away from their hometown they want create
jobs in their community.
Laura and Andres still live in their parents’ house where they have set
up a small greenhouse in order to try different types of seeds and
agricultural practices. Andrés and Laura’s goal is to earn enough money
to buy their own greenhouse and expand their production and employ more
people in their community.