A loan of $1,000 helped to buy supplies, hire workers and plant tomatoes.


Javier's story

Javier, 41, is from the municipality of Estelí, in the Palo Verde County of Pueblo Nuevo. He is a farmer who tells us that after his first experience with a Kiva loan, which he used to buy the supplies he needed to plant tomatoes, he invested in planting vegetables. The best time to plant the new cycle of tomatoes is near and he is requesting a loan to buy supplies and hire workers to plant 1/2 manzana (a plot of land under a hectare) of tomatoes. He hopes production will be better than before so he can pay off the loan ahead of time and buy more land to grow more crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess


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