A loan of $475 helped to buy seeds, fertilizer, insecticide, and other agricultural inputs.

Manuel Armando's story

Manuel, 39, lives in his own house with his family. He makes a living growing basic grains: corn, beans, and millet. This is his main source of income. He has done this work for a long time and it's how he earns an honest living. He's a very responsible and honest man who is dedicated in his job. He's very well known among his neighbors, who give him good references for both his work and his character.

He does this job every year because he's a very humble person of few resources who doesn't have the means to do any other type of business or work because he lacks an education. This year, as in the past, he decided to grow a crop, and because it's already time to plant, he wants to be ready with the necessary supplies to grow the main basic grains. This is why he's requesting a loan from Integral, because he doesn't have the financial resources necessary to make the investment.

He's going to invest the loan in agricultural inputs, including seeds, fertilizer, and insecticide. This way he hopes to grow the main basic grains of the year and continue supporting his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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