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Total loan: $1,000
Suchitepéquez, Suchitepequez, Guatemala / Agriculture
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Manuel's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!
A loan helped to purchase fertilizers.
The land has been blessed by hands that enjoy working and taking care of it. It's a profession worth admiring and one that men dedicate years and even their whole lives to. Land without a farmer's labor cultivating it wouldn't bear the fruits that sustain the generations. This is the work that Manuel does. He is 53-years old, single and has twelve children. His first four children have their own families now, the next two help Manuel in his work, and the last six are excellent students at their community's school. Manuel works as a farmer every day under an exhausting sun. He has done this work for fifteen years. The work has generated an income that has improved his family's standard of living. Manuel is a visionary, and that is why he sells his products in his country's various departments. The loan is intended for purchasing fertilizer so Manuel can get a good harvest and earn a better income. He will then be able to improve his family's and his community's standard of living even further. One of Manuel's greatest aspirations is to see his children become professionals in various work environments and to purchase a plot of land to leave his children something nice to remember him by.