A loan of $475 helped to buy fertilizers to maintain his crops, and also to buy some feed to fatten up his animals.

Hernan's story

Hernan is 56 years old. He is married and has one dependent child. He lives in his own house together with his wife and child in a community located in the rural part of the agricultural district of Tambogrande. The area does not have basic utility services.

Previously, he requested a loan through Kiva which allowed him to pay a group of workers to help him clear and maintain his grove of lime trees. Thanks to this loan, he was able to achieve his goal and take good advantage of his crop.

Currently, he is still maintaining his lime grove, and he has also set up a grove of mango trees. He also continues to raise sheep, and with these activities, he is consistently able to cover his family's economic needs. His wife also runs a business raising and selling domestic birds, and thus together they are always working hard to get ahead.

Hernan is now requesting a loan of 1200 Peruvian new soles which he plans to use to buy fertilizers to maintain his crops. He would also like to buy feed to fatten up his animals. These steps will allow him to improve his lime production thanks to the fertilizer and compost he will apply to the trees, resulting in a better product to sell.

Hernán is grateful for the help provided to him through his previous loan, and he is thankful in advance for the help provided on this occasion.

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details