A loan of $500 helps to buy seeds, fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, etc. for his corn and bean crops.


Luis's story

Luis is a humble person who didn’t have the opportunity to study, since his parents had few economic resources. He is married and his wife is a homemaker. His children study and live at home.

Luis has been a farmer for his entire life, which he learned from his father. He walks one kilometer to the piece of land where he plants his crops and works from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. He also works as a day laborer.

Luis will use the loan to buy seeds, fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, etc. for his corn and bean crops.

He dreams of his family having a dignified life in which they won’t want for anything. This is why he works hard and wants to cultivate more land.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day


This loan is special because:

It enables farmers to plant basic grains to feed their families.

Karen Woodin, Kiva staff

Karen Woodin
Kiva staff



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