A loan of $500 helped to buy farming supplies such as compost, fertilizers, and a pump sprayer.

Carlos's story

Sr. Carlos is 54 years old, married, and has three children.

He has been farming since he was 11 years old. His grandfather was the person who taught him how to work since his father died when he was barely two years old. When he turned 20, Don Carlos learned two trades: carpentry and making corn silos for storing cattle feed. He grows corn every year since this is how he earns his livelihood. At the moment, he is growing corn and beans. He wakes up every day at 4am so that he can work and take care of his crops so that they will be free of pests and produce good output.

Don Carlos needs supplies so that his crops can develop. He travels to the city in search of these supplies. In order to get there, he must walk from his community to a town in order to get aboard a bus.

He is requesting a loan from Fundación Campo in order to buy compost, fertilizers, and a pump sprayer so that he can fumigate against pests so that his crops can develop. This is already an urgent need. By receiving his loan on time, he will not lose his harvest. As a result of producing his crops, Carlos is able to sustain his household and teach his son how to earn a daily living for his family.

Don Carlos hopes to give his wife and children everything they need for their old age and their children’s education so that they will be good members of society and the community where they live.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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