A loan of $450 helped to purchase supplies, compost and fertilizer.

Juan Jose's story

40-year-old Juan comes from Chacaraseca, in León. He's a Kiva borrower and a farmer. He has been growing vegetables and basic grains for over 10 years. Aside from that, he also raises pigs in order to get another source of income. Juan used the previous loan to buy pigs for raising. It helped him, since he used the profits he got from selling the pigs to cover production costs and to invest in his sesame, yucca and corn crops. Juan currently wants to further diversify his produce with the purpose of satisfying his customers' needs. For that reason he requests a Kiva loan in order to purchase supplies, compost and fertilizer, so that he can invest in growing vegetables and basic grains. He estimates that this new investment will be of help, because he will be able to better maintain his crop, so he can offer quality produce to his customers. His future plans are to keep his business going and to increase his pigs and cattle sales, in order to get higher profits until he can become independent and get ahead.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff

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