A loan of $1,250 helped to buy supplies such as compost, fertilizer and pay for labor.

Juan Alberto's story

Juan is 44 years old, native of El Quebracho district of Miraflor, in the Estelí department. He is single, with a limited academic background, and works as a farmer sowing beans, potatoes and cabbage. Juan is very grateful for the help given and it forms part of his growth as a farmer. He used his previous loan to sow ½ a manzana of potatoes (approximately 1 acre), which covered his production costs such as buying supplies so as to better tend to his vegetables and obtain a better harvest from his crop.

Juan needs this loan to buy supplies such as compost, fertilizers and to pay for labor for this year's harvest given that his aspiration is to offer a good quality product that can be sold at a good price to therein obtain a better income. He hopes to benefit from the support of other loans to continue operating in his business as his next objectives are to increase the number of areas sown with potatoes and to buy machines such as an irrigation pump to prepare the land.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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