A loan of $450 helped to buy improved seeds, gramoxone, fertilizers, and other supplies for cultivating watermelons.


Santos Gervacio's story

Sr. Santos is 35 years old and has no dependent children. He has his own house in the community of Pintadillera, which is located in southern Honduras. Santos has been cultivating watermelons, corn, sorghum, and sesame for nine years. His customers include grocery merchants in San Lorenzo and Tegucigalpa, as well as other traders who specialize in selling these products.

Santos is requesting a loan in order to buy improved seeds, gramoxone, fertilizers, and other supplies. With the help of this loan, he wants to have a successful watermelon crop so that he can generate income to invest in his house. He wants to expand his house a little bit at a time so that he can live comfortably.

His dream is to have a better harvest this year.

San Lorenzo, Honduras – May 2017

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


This loan is special because:

It has a below-market interest rate and is repaid at harvest, when farmers can more easily repay.



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