A loan of $500 helps to buy fertiliser, pesticides and herbicides to spray his crops of corn and beans.


Benito's story

Benito didn't have the opportunity to study. His wife does the household chores and they have three children, only one of whom lives with them.

Benito has worked in farming his whole life. He is always helped by his wife and children from the moment he starts preparing the soil to the time he harvests his crops. He has to walk an hour to get to his plots of land and he generally works in the mornings.

Benito needs a loan to buy fertiliser, pesticides and herbicides to spray his crops of corn and beans.

He hopes to have a good harvest and that his efforts will pay off so that he can give his family the very best.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Grasso


This loan is special because:

It helps people older than 60 who still have the capacity to work but no financing.

Karen Woodin, Kiva staff

Karen Woodin
Kiva staff



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