A loan of $850 helped to plant two "manzanas" (a manzana is just under half of an acre) of irrigated corn.


Luis Enrique's story

Luis, age 60, lives in the Rodeo Estelí region. He has six children. He has been a farmer for over 30 years.

After his first experience with a Kiva loan, which he used to grow corn, sorghum, and beans, he got a good yield.

He is requesting a second loan to plant two “manzanas” (a manzana is just under half of an acre) of irrigated corn. With this loan he hopes to manage to sell outside of his municipality and to help feed his family. One of his long term goals is to expand his planting areas.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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