A loan of $1,000 helped in order to buy seeds, fertilizers, pest control, etc.

Carlos Gilberto's story

Carlos Gilberto is 50 years old. He lives in his own house with his family that consists of 4 people. He has only two children, who are still living at home, and they help financially support the home. He works growing corn and millet. This is the way he provides the necessities for his family.

After harvesting the crop he puts aside some of the basic grains for household use and the rest he sells. Carlos is a pensioner who for 10 years has worked cultivating the land. He is very well known in the area as decent, honorable, hardworking, and dependable. Since he is a man with many virtues, his neighbors have entrusted him with the presidency of the Association of Farmers in the area where he lives.

Each day he feels that the household necessities are greater which is why he has decided to ask for this loan from Integral so that with the help of this institution he can buy the necessary supplies (seeds, fertilizer, pest control, and payment for the people that help plant and maintain the sown field) in order to continue cultivating the basic grains in order to cover the household expenses.

He hopes and trusts that Almighty God will obtain positive results and an abundant harvest that will permit him to reach his dream of providing his beloved family the best economical conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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