A loan of $725 helped to care for his tomato and corn crops.


Abraham Heriberto Centeno Herrera's story

Abraham, 40, is from El Coyolito located in La Concordia, Jinotega. He’s a father of two children that he still supports; they are 12 and 8 years old, respectively. He is a farmer. He started farming at the age of 15. He used to farm basic grains like corn and beans. His father taught him how to grow vegetables but when he turned 32 he decided to only grow tomatoes. He only got as far as the 6th grade because he decided to help his father with the farming chores. He married at the age of 17. With the passage of time and a great deal of effort he managed to acquire his own little house and his father left him one manzana (Central American unit of area) of land to grow whatever he wanted to. He’s also involved in other activities like buying and selling livestock (cows).

He asked for the loan to provide care for his 3 manzanas of tomatoes and one manzana of corn. This investment will be of great use because it will help him produce a high quality crop with high yields that will improve his income as much as possible. One of his future plans is to increase the area of planted land and to plant more vegetables for the summer and then after that plant beans.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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