A loan of $800 helped to buy fertiliser.

Carlos Alberto's story

Carlos Alberto is 69 years old; he is someone who learned to get through it by sparing no effort and working very hard. He lives with his wife and son. He grows sugar cane, a product which is in high demand since it is used to make not only everyday sugar, but sugar cane juice, which is drunk by many people from all over the country. Carlos Alberto also makes bits and saddles for horses, a trade in which he is very experienced: he has several regular customers who have been buying his wares for over twenty years. He asks the field partner for a loan in order to buy fertiliser and pesticides to grow sugar cane and to be able to hire people in order to deliver his orders in time and satisfy his customers. Thus, he will be able to have recurring customers, which will help him tremendously to earn enough to support his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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