A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase fertilizer and plants.

Jose Marcos's story

Jose has decided to continue to work, using a loan, as he needs to invest in additional supplies in order to grow basic grain; he would purchase fertilizer and plants that he would use to protect the crops from pests. He states that his income has improved as a result of his using loans. The harvest has increased which has allowed him to buy food and clothing. Jose and his family are healthy and have improved their standard of living.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Helene Hansen

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