A loan of $575 helped to buy seeds and fertilizer to plant beans.

Manuel Adan's story

Manuel, 49, is married and has three minor children. For 30 years he has worked as a farmer, having inherited the trade from his father. Currently, he works on a farm in the town of Sonsón, Colombia, as a hired worker. His landlord has offered him a patch of land to begin planting. His dream is to have his own business but he does not have enough resources to plant crops. Therefore, he is requesting a loan to buy seeds and fertilizer to plant beans.

His family is what matters most for him, so he says his main motivation is to work every day from sun up to sun down to buy a home for his children, give them a better lifestyle and a good education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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