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Juan Carlos
Juan cultivates rice on the outskirts of Teustepe. His is the father of 2 children, aged 6 and 3. He acquired his experience in agriculture many years ago when he used to raise livestock. Later, he went to work in a rice company where he was involved in the process from the planting until the point at which the product is ready to be sold. With all of this experience, he started cultivating his own parcel of land. He started cultivating half a manzana (a little less than an acre) of land. He worked very hard, and it required a lot of sacrifice, but it was worth it, because now he has 2 manzanas of land. He also sells staple grains to help cover the household expenses. He doesn't sell his products outside the community where he lives because the transportation and selling costs are very high. So he sells only in the same region where he lives. He is requesting a loan from Kiva to cultivate another manzana of rice. This will help him to farm on more land, and thus increase his income. In the future, he plans to buy an irrigation motor and make some improvements to his house.
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Juan, se dedica a la siembra de arroz en las afueras de Teustepe, es padre de dos hijos de 6 y 3 años respectivamente. Su experiencia en la agricultura la adquirió de muchos años atrás cuando cuidaba ganado, después se fue a trabajar en una empresa arrocera donde el participa en el proceso de siembra hasta llegar a ser un producto terminado listo para venderse. Todo esto contribuyo a que el comenzara a sembrar su propia parcela de tierra. Comenzó sembrando ½ manzana de tierra trabajo muy duro y requirió mucho sacrifico pero valió la pena pues hoy en día tiene 2 manzanas de tierra, además el vende granos básicos esto le ayuda a sostener los gastos del hogar. El no vende toda su producción fuera de la comunidad donde vive pues los costos de transporte y venta son muy altos para el así que solo lo vende ahí mismo en la comarca. Está solicitando un crédito Kiva para sembrar 1 manzana adicional de arroz, esto le ayudara ampliar más sus aéreas de siembras y mejorar sus ingresos. Sus planes futuros es comprar un motor de riego y mejorar su vivienda.

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  • $4,800
    Average annual income
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  • $26,366,175
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Juan Carlos to cultivate rice on an additional plot of land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 18, 2013