A loan of $1,300 helped to buy supplies including fertilizers.

Gamaliel De Jesus's story

Gamaliel is from Estelí and is married. He works in agriculture growing tomatoes, corn and beans. He says that his first loan cycle was a great help because he used it to buy supplies and pay day labor to cultivate about 0.87 acres. In this way, he was able to get a good profit from his harvest. Gamaliel's dream however is to expand his business. Because of this, he is now taking out his second Kiva loan to invest in his business by purchasing supplies including fertilizers.

These products are necessary for planting and he estimates that this loan will be of much help to him because the earnings obtained will allow him to continue investing in producing tomatoes. His future plans are to continue growing tomatoes because he has been able to improve his earnings through this business. His goal is to expand the land used for planting and receive a better income to offer a better future to his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gina Cappuccitti

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