A loan of $650 helped to buy potato and carrot seeds and fertilizer.

Enrique's story

Enrique’s a 48-year-old farmer; he’s married and lives in Sololá. He has nine children, four boys two of which work independently and two who attend the local school; he also has five daughters three of which work independently and two attend school.

He works in agriculture growing potatoes, onions, beets and cabbage on a parcel he has at home. He learned this from his father when he was a boy. Needing to start his own business he decided to start growing and selling his own products with support from his family.

He now has 33 years’ experience growing his own crops and he earns good profits from these vegetables. He’s therefore asking for a 5,000 Quetzal loan to buy potato and carrot seeds and fertilizer to grow and harvest and improve his family’s income. He dreams in future with being able to expand his crops more into another parcel so that his profits will be higher; all of this is aimed at having better family development.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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