A loan of $1,200 helped to buy improved seed, fertilizer, and to rent the land where he cultivates.

Héctor's story

Mr. Hector is 51 years old. He comes from a family of limited financial resources, and because of that has worked in agriculture from the age of 12. As a result, he could not study in school, because as the older brother, had to work to help with the household expenses. There were 8 children at home and he cared for his siblings and worked very hard to not missing anything. He helped all his siblings to study through sixth grade and this is how Don Hector has acquired extensive experience in his work. To buy all agricultural materials, Hector runs half an hour's walk to the main diversion to await the bus that takes him to the city, about forty-five minutes away. Then he is back on the bus with the materials and then he pays a vehicle to take him home because the bus does not come to his house. The loan his is requesting to the Fundación Campo, is to buy improved seed, fertilizer, and to rent the land where he will cultivate. With the investment will produce corn, which is essential for him and his family’s survival, and will sell when the price is good. This will enable him to profit from his production. He wants to save for some repairs to his house, because it has deteriorated wooden scantlings, broken tiles, etc..

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pamela Reynolds

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