A loan of $700 helped to buy fertilizers, among them organic fertilizers and pesticides.

José Carlos's story

José, 63, is a farmer. He studied until second grade since his parents didn't make it important due to education and, for this reason, he stopped studying. Now he is married and with his partner; they have 6 children. She dedicates herself to household chores and also helps him with the farming.

José has worked in and known agriculture for 45 years. His parents taught him this work so that he could defend himself and cope with life. Agriculture is his source of income. His wife, along with their children, are the ones who help him a lot in this work to get ahead.

He will use the loan to buy fertilizers for his harvest. Among them are pesticides and organic fertilizer to obtain better results and profits, to sustain some basic needs in his home.

The dream that José has for the future is to improve the home in which they live, to have a better life, since his home needs some repairs on the roof; it gets them wet during rainy times.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alex Martin

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