A loan of $1,025 helped to buy seeds, fertilizer, and to pay to clear the land.

Bartolo's story

Bartolo, age 43, is married and has six children. He lives in the Arizona municipality in Atlántida. He is an very enterprising man who engages in various business activities to generate income for his family.

He has been farming since he was very young. He has land where he grows rice and corn and works with livestock.

In order to get more income, eight years ago he decided to sell all types of books like Christian books, encyclopedias, and others. He conducts his book business in an itinerant manner and by order. He uses his own means of transportation, which is a motorcycle, to move around selling books. It is a profitable business, and he sells during his free time.

He has requested a loan for 20,000 lempiras to plant two “manzanas” [a land measurement unit equivalent to 7000 square meter] of rice. He will buy seeds, fertilizer, and pay to clear the land. He will sell this production at the local market.

His goal is to establish a bookstore in a fixed location.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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