A loan of $875 helped to buy seeds, manure and to fumigate.


Hernando's story

The heavy rains that have fallen in Colombia have become a great obstacle for Hernando, a 57-year-old entrepreneur who has lived his entire life in the countryside and has learned how to live off the land because on land his boss passed on to him he grows blackberries and ‘lulos’ (a high altitude subtropical fruit common to the Andean regions of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru also known as ‘naranjillo’) in order to earn extra income that will make it possible for him to improve his quality of life and provide a better future for his three children because, although he’s separated, he is conscious of the obligation he has toward his family.

Hernando needs a loan to buy seeds and manure and to be able to fumigate the crops to improve production and offer good quality products and thus to obtain higher profits.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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