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Total loan: $250
Usulután, Usulután Department, El Salvador / Agriculture
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Santos Alexander's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!
A loan helped to buy the seeds, fertilizer, and all the supplies that he is going to need for the 7000 square meters of corn that he is going to grow.
Santos Alexander's story
Santos is 41 years old. He went to school through the seventh grade, due to economic reasons. He is married, and his wife takes care of the house. His son who is 13 is the one who helps him work in agriculture. He has worked in agriculture all his life. He began to work with his father, since he was one of the oldest, and so he had to help him work to earn a living for the whole family. He has to walk about 2 kilometers to arrive at his field. He doesn't have a regular schedule, since it depends on the crop, and his son accompanies him after he leaves school, since he is teaching him how to work the land. With the money from the loan, he will buy seeds, fertilizer, and all the supplies that he is going to need for the 7000 square meters of corn that he is going to grow. His dreams are to have a house in better conditions than those he has now, and also to be able to give all his children the education he did not have. With the loan, he knows that it is a commitment, but he also knows well that it will serve as an incentive to work more and in better conditions, and he knows he will only achieve it based on much effort.