A loan of $1,050 helped to pay for labor.

Cristino Rubio's story

Cristino is a hardworking and honest person. He lives with his wife and 21 year old son who both help him around the house. He raises livestock and basic grains such as corn, beans, sugar cane and has been doing so for 35 years. He learned all of this from his parents and he has the advantage of owning his own land.

He is asking for a loan to pay for labor to clear his sugar cane fields and prepare the cane for processing. He uses the sugar cane residuals to feel his livestock. This loan will help him do these things and produce “laja” candy, as it is known in this zone. He gets a double benefit from his processor, sugar and feed.

His dream is to continue working to have more income and be able to help his son and all his family create a profitable business that will allow him to save for his retirement.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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