A loan of $650 helped invest in agricultural supplies.

Jose Ariel's story

Jose lives in a Condega neighborhood. He is a farmer and grows basic grains such as beans and corn. He also grows potatoes and manages a small amount of livestock. He will use the money from this loan to buy seeds so he can grow more potatoes. He would like to plant this type of crop so that he can diversify his farming and create another source of income. He began his business by renting land to grow only the basic grains, beans and corn. Now he has his own land where he grows beans, corn, and other vegetables.

Jose works his own land and during the winter he plants 200 sq. meters of beans and 200 sq. meters of corn. During the summer he grows potatoes by using a gravity irrigation system. He started farming on his parents’ land when he was 12 years old. Then and now he has been a dedicated farmer.

Jose is married and has two minor children, one of whom is school aged. With these activities, he hopes to produce more and better harvests year round, and improve his income for himself and his family.

Jose has had five loans since 2006 and had been working with Ceprodel for the past five years.

The impact from the loans that Ceprodel has helped him obtain has been important and have allowed him to improve his work activities and his home, improving his family’s living conditions and improving his income and lot in life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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