A loan of $150 helped to buy carrot seeds and fertilizer for his fields.

Miguel's story

Miguel is a single 60-year-old man who has 7 children, 3 men and 4 women, who live in Caserio Central, in the village of Xajaxac, and province and department of Solola.

Miguel is a farmer, cultivating carrots in the location where he lives. He learned this skill from his father while a child. Since then, Miguel has had the opportunity of working with other people and in this manner, he acquired more knowledge, well beyond what he already knew.

Miguel now has some 20 years of farming experience and is obtaining good earnings growing carrots. For this purpose, Miguel is requesting a loan of 1,000 quetzals to purchase carrot seeds and fertilizer so that he can grow and harvest his crop, thus improving his family's income.

Miguel dreams of purchasing another plot of land so he can produce more and advance his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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