A loan of $900 helped to buy onion seeds, manure and insecticide.

Marcos's story

Marcos is a 39-year-old farmer who lives in Sololá with his wife and their 5 children: two of them are adult boys who help him with his activity, the other two boys are younger and go to school, while their daughter has special needs and they all care for her.
He plants corn and green onions, selling the corn in the local market and the green onions to some of the restaurants of his department.
He has been engaged in this activity from the age of 20, as he did not have the chance to study, and this activity is what he learnt from his father when he was still living with him.

He now needs to increase his capital to them keeping on extending these vegetables’ crops in some more land; therefore, he is requesting a loan of 7,000.00 GTQ to buy onion seeds, manure and insecticide.
With his earning and the income he will get from his crops he wants to buy some land to keep on planting this king of vegetables, thus keeping on increasing his earnings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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