A loan of $400 helped purchase of supplies and fertilizers in order to improve his harvest.

Julio Alberto's story

Julio Alberto A. is 75 years old and lives in a neighborhood of Ticuantepe together with his wife, who helps him with the farm work. They are raising two dependent grandchildren, a nine year old girl and a seven year old boy. Their plan for the family is to improve the conditions in which their grandchildren live in order to improve their wellbeing. Julio has been working in agriculture for 25 years. The greatest difficulty he faces is the loss of crops, since the gases from a nearby volcano affect the crops. He started his farming business with his own efforts. He wants the loan in order to buy supplies and fertilizer in roder to improve the quality of his crops, reap a good harvest and sell his products at a better price in the market.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Erin Corcoran

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