A loan of $1,500 helped to purchase fertilizer and potato seeds.

Juan Jose's story

Juan Jose, 22, lives in Bolivia. He is a single and does not have children. Currently, he continues his studies at the University and at the same time he works at a company called EDSON as a messenger. He also makes his living in farming where he sows potatoes on his mother’s land. He is a humble and hardworking young man. He works to pay for his studies and help his family. His father had an accident many years ago and is unable to work so he must help his mother with household expenses and at the same time pay for his schooling at the University. Juan Jose studies in the early morning and in the evening. During the day, he works.

The loan he is requesting is for the purchase of potato seeds and fertilizer. Juan Jose does not have much capital to invest in his crop so he is requesting this loan to grow potatoes so that he can help his mother and increase his earnings to that he can help with household expenses.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diana Gonzalez

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