A loan of $875 helped to buy farming supplies.

Mario De Jesús's story

Mario is 57 years old, married, and has five children. All his life he has been working in the fields, having learned this from her father.

He currently raises onion, flowers, and cilantro; vegetables that he sells in town on Sundays. This is his family’s only source of income and his challenge is to work hard in order to have a good harvest.

His greatest challenge is the climate change that he faces at various times of the year. The heat and the winter harm his crops with occasional large losses.

He wants to be able to expand his production capacity since he does not use a part of the land, but he needs a loan to be able to make this investment. He will use the money to buy compost, irrigation, and seeds.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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