A loan of $525 helped to buy fertilizer and beverages and pay for the labor to plant tomatoes and chiltoma peppers.

Panfilo's story

Pánfilo is from Camoapa, town of Boaco. He is married and has 4 children, who are all adults. Two of them are agricultural engineers who help him financially. Pánfilo started to work with his father when he was 10 years old, planting corn and wheat. His main activity is planting vegetables, which he has done for 20 years. He plants chiltoma peppers and sells his harvest in Juigalpa and Managua. He also makes income selling calves. Planting vegetables is one of his favorite activities. Although sometimes he suffers losses due to pests, he always keeps going. Pánfilo will use the loan to buy fertilizer and beverages and to pay for more workers in order to have a better yield and improve the quality of his products. His plan for the future is to plant in greater quantities, with his next goal being to plant 1.7 acres of chiltoma peppers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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