A loan of $800 helped to buy compost, pesticides, herbicides and seeds to grow the corn crop.


José Arquímides's story

Jose is 56 years old and only went to school until fourth grade. He's married and has four children.

Jose has been a farmer since he was 15 and learned the job from his father and uncle. His day begins at 6 a.m. and finishes mid-day. His wife helps him in her free time.

He needs the loan to buy compost, pesticides, herbicides and seeds to grow the corn crop.

His dreams are to have a relaxed retirement with his wife and to lack nothing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rachel Alexander


This loan is special because:

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



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