A loan of $1,175 helped to purchase organic and chemical fertilizer, as well as other products.

Elan Hector's story

Elan is a 22-year-old single man who lives with his parents and siblings in the city of Camaná, which is well-known for its warm weather and beautiful beaches. Elan is a very hardworking, persevering man with a great sense of humor. In his free time, he likes to play soccer with his friends and brothers, and on some occasions, he makes a delicious seco de pollo, South American chicken stew, to share with his family. Unfortunately, he was unable to pursue his studies because of a lack of financial resources, but he dreams of studying agronomy. Thanks to his enterprising spirit and to his family's support, Elan works in agriculture since he has a small plot of land which he farms. He works in his business approximately 12 hours a day. He is very content with his business since he has always liked working the fields very much.

Elan is very grateful to the Kiva lenders as this is the second time that they give him their support. Thanks to their help, he will be able to purchase both organic and chemical fertilizer, and to maintain his crops. He has just planted beans and with this loan, he will be able to harvest his crops and increase his income. He will then obtain a three-wheel utility van so that he can help irrigate his future crops, thus he will be able to realize his dream of getting a degree in agronomy and helping his family get ahead.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian

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