A loan of $1,000 helped to buy fertiliser and herbicides.

Raul De Jesus's story

Raúl has been a farmer since his parents introduced him to farming at a very young age. He is currently working to support his family. Farming is a demanding job with no fixed timetable. Raúl lives with his wife and three children; the whole family works.

At the moment Raúl is beginning to sow crops, so he has applied for a loan to help him manage his costs and invest in supplies such as fertiliser and herbicides. This will allow him to sow maize on two plots of land and yucca on two other plots of land. He hopes that the loans will also help him to grow his business and eventually put money aside for improving his harvests and eliminating crop diseases.

Raúl aspires to make his farm more productive, with better harvests. This, in turn, will improve his family’s economic situation.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Toal

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