A loan of $600 helped to buy agricultural inputs to grow corn and watermelons.

Candido's story

Candido is 56 years old, married, and has six children. From the age of 14, he's been involved in agriculture, which he learned from his father. He used to work 28,000 square meters of land each year, and the yield was quite good, not like currently; he continues working just as hard, but Mother Nature doesn't give the same yields, due to all the contamination.

He keeps working, sowing his corn crops, on his 28,000 square meters of land, and he gets two crops every winter and two more in the summers. Additionally, he sows about 3,500 square meters of watermelons. Candido works the land with his kids, who're between 10 and 15 years old, from about 5AM until 2PM every day. His family members are all modest, good people, and very responsible.

The loan he is asking for from the Fundacion Campo, is to buy himself some agricultural inputs in order to sow corn and grow watermelons. The investment will help him to make his harvest just like every year, giving him enough to sustain his family and enough money to plant his crops the next year. He wishes to teach his children to work the land so that they can make their own money through humility and hard work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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