A loan of $1,000 helped buy fertilizer and seeds to plant vegetables.

Luis Alonso's story

Luis, age 67, is a farmer. He is married, and he lives with his wife and two children, ages 27 and 28. They live in the Delicias de Concepción municipality in the Morazán department. He has his own house.

He has been growing vegetables and raising livestock for 40 years. His children help him with this work. His son helps take care of the livestock, and his daughter helps sell the vegetables.

He is requesting a loan for planting because he does not have the necessary materials. He wants to increase his growing fields. With this loan he will buy seeds and fertilizer, which will help his crops grow. Then he will be able to get more vegetables to sell.

His plan is to teach his children how to work the land so they can increase production. This is so that they will do well and improve their living conditions.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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