A loan of $1,175 helped purchase of fertilizers, manure, and watering fees among other things.


Luis Ernesto's story

Luis is 55 years old. He lives with his wife who is his strength and gives him the energy to persevere and to succeed. Their home is in the city of Ica, which is known for its warm and comfortable climate; therefore, its main industries are agriculture and cattle ranching. Luis is a hardworking man. During the day, he works on his land growing cotton for around nine hours a day. He likes his work because he thinks he will do well due to his good spirits and his good techniques.

Luis is very thankful to the Kiva microlenders because thanks to their help he has been able to buy fertlizer and pay for the cleaning and watering of his land. This way he will be able to have a better harvest and continue working towards making his dream of owning a ranch come true.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick King



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