A loan of $1,275 helped to buy insecticide, fertiliser and urea.

Oscar Antonio's story

Oscar is a fifty-year-old man who comes from a farming family. He has approximately 1.75 acres of land planted with pineapples, and also works as a security guard. This is because he alone has to cover the various household expense. His wife does not work as it is so difficult to find a job at the moment.

He has had problems with his crops due to pests, but he gets by as best he can, overcoming all obstacles. The loan which he is applying for is to buy insecticide, fertiliser and urea so as to take precautions against such problems. He hopes that, in the future, he will be able to plant 3.5 acres with pineapples, along with other crops for a bit of variety, and to leave his grandchildren secure jobs from which to make a living.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield

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