A loan of $625 helped to purchase seeds, fertilizer and herbicides.

José Joaquín's story

José Joaquín, as on other occasions, has worked in the planting and harvesting of corn and beans with communal loans. This time he is requesting 300,000 colones (Costa Rican currency) in order to take advantage of the summer season which is the best for planting these grains. He will buy corn and bean seed and agricultural products. He and his two sons with help from his wife have prepared the land for this activity. The whole family depends on this work for their subsistence. They sell the harvest to a local association or central stockpile (a grain coop), and for that reason they want to obtain a good harvest so that they can earn a better income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Debra McMahon

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