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Mr Leopoldo H., age 58, is married with seven children. He is a farmer who plants vegetables. He has been educated. He lives in El Coyolito, La Concordia, Esteli. He says that he had a very difficult childhood, and from the young age of seven he started to work, raising animals. At times he had to walk more than an hour to bring the animals to water, because there were no rivers nearby. This situation hindered his studies, and furthermore the nearest school was two hours from his house. From the age of twelve he started planting in order to be able to help his parents and cover his own costs. This is how he gained experience in this sector. At the age of 23 he got married, and their greatest difficulty was economic problems, because they started having children. He is requesting this loan to purchase items for sowing tomatoes. He hopes to make a better income. On top of this business, he has other income from livestock and barnyard birds. He hopes that his seven children will be able to be better prepared so that they can have a better future and not suffer as much as he has.
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El Senor Leopoldo H., tiene 58 anos de edad, casado, con 7 hijos, agricultor, se dedica a la siembra de hortalizas, fue alfabetizado; habita en El Coyolito, La Concordia, Esteli.
El cuenta que tuvo una ninez muy sufrida, no disfruto, pues desde la corta edad de 7 anos empezo a trabajar, criando animales, en ocasiones tenia que caminar mas de 1 hora para llevarlos a tomar agua, porque no habia rios cerca; esta situacion le impidio estudiar, ademas la escuela mas cercana le quedaba a 2 horas de su casa.
A partir de los 12 anos comenzo a sembrar, para poder ayudar a sus padres y poder costear sus propios gastos, pero de esta manera inicio su experencia en este sector.
A los 23 anos se caso, lo que le dificulto mas sus problemas economicos, porque comenzo a tener hijos;
El realizo estee prestamo para comprar insumos para la siembra de Tomates, espera obtener buenas ganancias; pero ademas de esta actividad, posee otros ingresos por ganado y aves de corral.
Espera que de sus 7 hijos se puedan prepara la mayoria para que ellos puedan tener un mejor futuro y no sufrir tanto como el.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Leopoldo planting vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 30, 2010
Dec 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011