A loan of $900 helped to purchase onion seed and inputs.

Jairo Antonio's story

In one of the communities close to the city of Estelí llamada el Dorado is an area known for its high productivity of vegetables. This agricultural sector is one of the most common and productive activities of the area. It is there where young Jairo, 24, lives. He is dedicated to growing vegetables, onion being one of the main products that he harvests. He began planting half tomatoes.The enthusiasm dictated that when he planted for the first time, it went well and he sold his first crop at a good price when he was 15 years old. His father helped him since he was in his father's land where he farmed for the first time. With his first earnings, he saved so he could put a roof where his girlfriend lived. Today he is dedicated to farming onion and tomatoes along with his brothers who help him to plant. He is requesting a loan to buy onion seed and to purchase inputs. The loan will help him to buy the seed which is vegetative material that he needs to farm. His next task, after planting onion, is to plant tomatoes. In the future, he wishes to buy his own land and to buy irrigation equipment.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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