A loan of $550 helped to prepare his farm land to plant corn. He will purchase urea, herbicides, and pesticides.

Bernardo Jose's story

He is originally from the community of La Quimera and he has always worked in agriculture. He started out with his parents and later continued in the field when he married. He continues on in this work with his wife's support. She has been working as a janitor and she has also been contributing financially in the support of their children. With these two sources of income they managed to support their children academically and they have also been able to work together to buy the house where they live. They did so with the profits from their agricultural work. He has 14 years' experience in commercial transportation and he has had 8 previous loans with the organization. They have helped him to purchase his truck and to carry out maintenance repairs to the vehicle, including the purchase of new tires. He has been able to improve the service he provides in commercial transportation. He also mentioned that these loans have helped him to improve his living conditions. He has been able to keep his children in school and to improve the conditions of his house with the profits he earned.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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