A loan of $1,050 helped to buy urea, manure, fertilizer and insecticide.

Marlon Mauricio's story

Marlon, 23, is a young farmer who started planting with his parents but now he’s the only one caring for the crops and spends 100% of his time in agriculture. His wife works as a merchant selling fruit in one of Managua’s markets. His only son is still too little to attend school but Marlon is preparing for his education even now so that he won’t lack any essentials needed for his development.

This young man is requesting his 6th loan to provide maintenance for his one manzana [Central American unit of land measurement] of dragon fruit. He will buy urea, manure, fertilizer and insecticide in order to obtain better crops. The main difficulty he’s had is that he’s been unable to expand for lack of land. In future, he’d like to buy a small parcel to plant more dragon fruit and pineapples to earn higher profits and provide better economy for his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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