A loan of $600 helped to buy fertilizers, urea, manure, and seeds.

Manuel's story

Manuel is 72 years old and is married. He has on child and lives with his wife and daughter in the canton of Chillanes located in the province of Bolívar. Manuel makes a living in agriculture planting corn, beans, peas, and lentils, etc.

He is requesting a loan to buy necessary supplies like one quintal [100 lbs.] of urea, two quintales [200 lbs.] of manure, and three liters of fertilizers to fumigate. "With the help from this loan I will have notably improved harvests and will be able to give my daughter a better style of life." He frequently purchases agricultural supplies in the canton of Chillanes every eight days.

His dream is to see his daughter progress in her studies and to increase his income so that he can have a better style of life and increase his crops. The challenges he faces are bad roads, bad weather that can damage his crops, and the loss of his harvests.

In his free time he likes to go out with his family, watch soccer matches, and go listen to the Carnaval.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters

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