A loan of $1,450 helped to buy supplies to sow potatoes.


Juan's story

Juan, 38, lives with his wife and they have four children who depend on them. Two children help him plant peanuts and corn, since they don't have the money to pay helpers. Their other daughter is studying in another municipality, located seven hours from Monteagudo, where she works part-time as a maid to cover her expenses since her father cannot send her what she needs. She goes to classes at night. His younger son studies in the local school. Juan's daily life is concerning because his income is not enough to feed his family well and send his children to school. He works in agriculture and his wife raises chickens and pigs as well as taking care of the house. With the loan he receives, he will invest in sowing potatoes and he will be able to make additional income to improve his family's quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones



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