A loan of $575 helped to buy pesticides, fertilizer, and to pay the laborers for their work.


Santos's story

Santos is a 53 year old man who has a common-law wife and 2 children. He lives in his own house with his children. The house is located in Caserío Tierras Duras in the district of La Matanza and has electrical service and town water. The place is a community of approximately 80 families. Santos works selling fish and transporting passengers in a motorcycle-taxi. He sells the fish in the local market. He also works as a farmer and has 1 hectare of land where he grows the zarandaja variety of bean, which grow well. He has been doing this for about 20 years and he learned farming from his parents. It could be said that he knows this work perfectly.
The amount of the requested loan is $575, which he will use to buy pesticides, fertilizer, and to pay the laborers for their work. This will enable him to improve his standard of living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd


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