A loan of $375 helped to purchase more sweet potato seeds.

Santiago's story

Santiago is the father of a family. He is 39 years old and he lives with his wife and their three children in his parents' house. He owns the house and he has running water and hydro sercies. It is located in the community of Chacupe Bajo found in the district of La Victoria of the province of Chiclayo. The population of this district are agriculturists and farmers.

Santiago has been an agriculturist for approximately 10 years. He carries out his work on his father's fields. He cultivates sweet potatoes of different varieties and once the harvest is ready he will be able to sell them at the different markets in the district. This will help him cover his daily needs. Santiago also has another source of income by renting his motorcycle rickshaw (a vehicle that he uses to provide transport in short distances, with a maximum of 3 passengers).

The loan that he requests from Edpyme Alternativa (Kiva Field Partner) is in the amount of 1000 nuevos soles and the funds will be used to purchase more sweet potato seeds. He will be able to cultivate the half hectare of land that his father has given him to increase his income and to improve his family's quality of life.

Santiago is a well respected man who is known in the community of Chacupe to be a hard worker, responsible and a good father. His only goal is to have his family not want for anything.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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