A loan of $850 helped to buy planting supplies for cultivating a manzana (1.7 acres) of corn and beans.


Luis Enrique's story

Luis is a farmer from the El Rodeo district of Estelí department. Despite his age, he is a very energetic and hard-working man who enjoys what he does. He didn't have formal education, but the circumstances of his life, and the many privations that he grew up with, taught him how to succeed.

He used the previous loan to plant corn, but the high water levels prevented him from selling all the harvest. But with what he managed to sell, he covered the cost of production. This didn't discourage him; on the contrary, it motivated him to keep working.

He needs credit in order to buy planting supplies for cultivating a manzana (1.7 acres) of corn and beans.

He hopes to sell the harvests at good prices, and also invest in the purchase of cattle.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie


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