A loan of $1,050 helped to buy compost, herbicides, seeds, and to pay his workers and the rent on his farmland.

Ernesto De Jesus's story

Ernesto lives with his wife and has three children. One of them is married and lives outside of their home. He is a small farmer who learned the trade as an assistant. Today he works on his own and has 25 years of experience.

Ernesto is requesting a loan in order to buy compost, herbicides, and seeds. He will also pay his workers and pay the rent on his farmland. This loan will help him to have everything he needs for planting. By strengthening his business, Ernesto will be able to feed his family. His goal is to buy his own land so that he can engage in additional activities that will improve his income for sustaining his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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