A loan of $925 helped to buy fertilizer and to hire day laborers.

Everardo's story

Everardo, 39, lives in his own house with his wife and three children. He’s worked as a coffee grower for several years now; his wife and children help him care for his fields. He also hires day laborers seasonally when the coffee harvest starts. He also grows sugarcane the sale of which helps him support his household until the coffee is harvested.

His goal as a grower is to buy more land to increase his crops to have good production and this is why he’s requesting the loan in order to be able to buy fertilizer to increase production and also to hire day laborers that will help him clear the field in preparation for harvest. He knows that if the loan is put to good use results will be satisfactory and he will be able to reach his personal goal which is to support his children so that they will finish university careers and be able to improve their quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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