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A loan of $650 helped to buy fertilizers and to pay for labor necessary to plant beans.

William Leonicio's story

William lives in the El Bálsamo community, outside of Teustepe. He is a farmer and began working the land when he was 15 years old, when his father used to take him to the fields. He tells us that his father used to say to him "The land is what produces the food for your daily bread." William doesn't forget his fathers advice and works full-time planting crops. It is expensive and difficult for him to sell his crop outside of his community so the majority of his clients come to his farm to buy from William. He hopes to expand his agricultural production and to raise pigs to sell. William needs financing to buy fertilizers and to pay for the labor necessary to plant beans.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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