A loan of $575 helped to pay day workers to provide maintenance to his crop.

Luis's story

Luis, age 64, is in a common-law marriage and has two children under his care. He lives in his own house in the Luchadores Sociales settlement in the Tambogrrande district. He lives in the rural part of this district, but he does have electricity.

Luis is a farmer. He has four hectares of agricultural land where he has planted lemon crops that he harvests weekly. He also raises small animals like sheep. Luis has over 20 years of experience managing his business.

He has requested a loan for 1,500 soles, which will be used in clearing the fields and fertilizing his lemon crops. He will also make improvements to the watering system for the crops (pay the day workers). This way he gives maintenance to his crops, which makes them develop. Then the crop will not have phytosanitary problems when it is time to sell it. This way he will be able to attract more consumers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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