A loan of $1,025 helped to buy fertilizers and other products and to pay for labor.

José Francisco's story

José Francisco is 27 years old and married. He lives with his son and his wife, and they are his greatest priority. He intends to use the loan to buy fertilizers and other products that he needs for his crops to develop well. He will also pay for labor to help with the crops. The workers will weed the fields manually in order to avoid using chemicals. They will also do some agricultural work like establish levels to avoid soil erosion caused primarily by the rain. This way he assures himself of doing good work.

He intends to take advantage of the good weather and soil conditions for this crop. He will also put into practice his many years of experience in the management of basic grains. He will also be able to buy the best products and the best quality products. He will do this so that his fields develop well, are healthy, and have an adequate short term production.

He will use the income from the harvest that he hopes to get for the well-being and education of his family. He will also meet some family goals and continue investing more in the crops.

This is the first loan he has received from FUDECOSUR. He has not had any other previous loans with state banks. FUDESCOSUR gave him the loan with better terms and a much lower interest rate.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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