A loan of $1,200 helped buying organic fertilizer to improve his agricultural production.

Domingo's story

Domingo V. Peña is 53 years old. He has been married more than 23 years to Francisca Claros Hinojosa, and he has 2 dependent children who are currently in secondary school. His work is agricultural production; he grows potatoes, beans, and yams, and he has 5 head of cattle he is fattening up and 3 milk cows; he uses some of his cattle in agricultural tasks and the rest as milk producers. His wife takes care of them most of the time, in addition to helping her husband in the fields. Domingo and his wife came in person to request a loan to buy organic fertilizer (chicken manure) and oats (forage) for their cattle. The family lives in Colomi, in the northern part of the community of Alto Viru Viru.

Domingo V. Peña tells us that some time ago, he used to work as a public employee, but the salary was low and was not sufficient to support his family. For this reason, he retired and began to work in farming and ranching, expanding the area he cultivates in order to earn more income to maintain his family and help his children with their studies, so that they can pursue professional careers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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