A loan of $300 helped to buy agricultural inputs.

Felicito's story

Felicito, 40, is married and has three children. He has worked in agriculture for 20 years. He works as an agricultural worker on farms. He learned this work with his grandfather, helping him with the crops. Later he looked for work on the farms of other friends.

To buy the agricultural inputs he has to walk about 30 minutes, then take a bus for another 30 minutes. When he buys the supplies, he pays a vehicle to transport them to his house. He pays one dollar per quintal.

He will invest the loan in buying one "arroba" [unit of weight, 11-16 kilograms] of bean seed, one quintal of manure and foliar fertilizer, and pesticide for his crops. Upon buying the inputs he'll be able to apply them on time and get better results and income for the sale of the harvest.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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