A loan of $750 helped to buy compost, seeds, and fertilizers.

Heriberto's story

Sr. Heriberto is 31 years old, married, and has four children. He has engaged in farm work from a very young age since he was the oldest of his siblings and had to help his father. When he got married at the age of 18, he was already cultivating a plot of land that measured 14,000 square meters and was also responsible for another 21,000 square meters of land for growing corn.

His farming supplies are purchased in a city that is 10 kilometers from his home. He must pay a courier to have the supplies transported to his house. Afterwards, he uses a wheelbarrow to carry the products to where his crops are located, which is 1.5 kilometers from his house.

The loan Heriberto is requesting will be used to buy compost, seeds, and fertilizers so that he can prepare his land for planting. With this investment, he will have available funds for growing his crops, which represent income for his entire family. Heriberto wants to build a new home so that he can provide his children a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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