Great excitement…we received the first micro loan application from Martin on behalf of Fabiana and Similde, a young couple with two children who who live in Santana which is situated about 46km from Cristino.
For a number of years they have cultivated vegetables to sell at the Saturday market in Cristino and supplied a local supermarket. However, production is limited because all the water used for irrigating the plants has to be carried in watering cans from a nearby well.
Fabiana and Similde want to install a mechanical irrigation system which will save time and enable them to extend their vegetable plots. The loan will be used to purchase the equipment. Martin is going to do a little research about the water supply and the cost of running the system.