A loan of $400 helped to buy seedlings and sacks of organic fertilizer.

Juan's story

Juan is 44 years old. He is one of the most beloved people in his village. He is married to Demetria who is also 44 years old and they have 3 children. Currently they live in a wooden house inherited from his parents.

He works growing cocoa, an activity that he has been doing for 18 years. Generally, he works the land with his family and on rare occasions calls on laborers to help him in his work.

He likes his work very much, since it is very profitable, plus advantageous because his land is very fertile. Now he has seen that he has some plants that need to be replaced by grafted plants and seedlings in order to get the most beneft from their land by adding to it the purchase of organic fertilizer which is essential to guarantee quality.

He always has enthusiasm for progress and growth and he plans to buy more choice plots adjoining his so that he can expand his crops and generate more earnings for the future of his children. This is his seventh loan, and he is asking for 1,000 soles in order to buy seedlings in order to replace the existing ones as well as buy organic fertilizer to guarantee a good harvest.

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details