A loan of $1,000 helped buy materials to raise crops.

Cristobal's story

Cristóbal is 36 years old and married to 31 year old Nancy. The couple has 2 children ages 11 and 8, both attend school. Cristóbal owns 3 hectares of land where he grows all kinds of crops (lettuce, chard, parsley, peppers, tomato and more); in addition he himself is in charge of distributing the products to different parts of the country.

Cristóbal is a self-sacrificing man who grows and sells crops, while his wife is in charge of raising and educating their children. Cristóbal begins his work very early every day, 7 days a week. He learned this work from his father as a small boy. He is very proud of his work because he can count on the support of his family, in addition the business generates good income for him.

He is seeking a loan to buy items such as: seeds, insecticides, chemicals, landscaping fabric, etc. which are used in growing the crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Kendall

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