A loan of $650 helped to buy seeds and farm supplies.

Edgar Antonio's story

Edgar’s a young farmer from the community of El Jícaro in Estelí’s outskirts. He grows vegetables. He is a returning client of the institution.

His first loan was the one he got with Kiva funds which made it possible for him to plant a manzana [Central American unit of land measurement] of onions, buy supplies and pay labor costs. He is very grateful for the positive change he attained because he did not have enough capital to start his planting with.

Now, with the goal of attaining one of his desired ends he needs a second loan to expand into a new planting area and plant tomatoes. He will buy supplies like fertilizer, manure and seeds. He hopes to get a quality harvest that can be sold at a good price which will provide a better standard of living for his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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