Update on Jairo45-year-old Jairo is a farmer who lives on a lane in the municipality of Sonsón in Colombia. He lives with his wife and three children. Every day he leaves his house very early and goes to his land where he has sown his beans and vegetables. He inherited this business from his family, who has been working in the fields for years. Jairo is a loyal lover of his work. He is grateful to God for allowing him to enjoy the fresh air and a big family. He is now requesting a loan, which he will use to buy inputs for sowing new crops and fertilizers, since he does not have the resources to make this investment.
His biggest challenge is to fight against the inclemency of the climate which, on various occasions, has brought him losses. He dreams of being able to offer his family a decent home and a good education for his children.
Su gran reto es luchar contra las inclemencias del clima que en varias ocasiones le han generado pérdidas. Sueña con poderle ofrecer a su familia una vivienda digna y sus hijos una buena educación.
Previous Loan DetailsJairo has dedicated his life to farming. With much effort and dedication he managed to get his own fields to grow potatoes and beans that he’s able to work daily to generate income needed to support his wife and three children. Currently, Jairo needs to buy supplies like sprays and manure to… More from Jairo's previous loan »
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