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Sixto, 56 years old, is an inhabitant from the La Joya region, in the suburbs of Teustepe. He is married and the father of nine children. He is a farmer who sows corn and beans.

He has cultivated basic grains since he was very small. He became independent at 22 years old when he married. He began to sow using his own methods. Currently, his oldest children work together on the sowing. He sells his harvest on the side of the highway and in the same region in which he lives.

Part of the land where he sows is rented. He needs the funding to buy manure, fertilizer, and a fumigation bomb to avoid the propagation of pests. His future plans include the desire to buy livestock for the production of milk and to sell recently-calved cows. His major motivation is to be able to give to his family a better quality of life.
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Sixto, de 56 años de edad, habitante de la comarca La Joya, en las afueras de Teustepe, casado, padre de 9 hijos, de oficio agricultor, se dedica a sembrar maíz y frijol.
Él se dedica a cultivar granos básicos desde muy pequeño, se independizo al cumplir 22 años cuando se casó, inicio a sembrar con sus propios medios. Actualmente sus hijos mayores trabajan juntos con las labores de siembra, vende sus cosechas a orillas de la carretera y en la misma comarca donde vive. Parte de la tierra donde siembra es alquilada el necesita el financiamiento para comprar abono, fertilizantes y una bomba de fumigación para evitar que se propaguen las plagas. Dentro de sus planes futuros desea comprar ganado para producción de leche y vender vacas paridas. Su mayor motivación es lograr darle a su familia una mejor calidad de vida.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Sixto to buy manure, fertilizer, and one fumigation bomb.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014