A loan of $575 helped to buy fertlisers, insecticides and fungicides.

Luis Carlos's story

Luis Carlos is 40 years old. He comes from the country and makes a living growing beans. He learned this trade from his father, who did this work for all of his life. Family is Luis Carlos' biggest priority and every day he does his best in order to guarantee better living conditions for them.

His product is sold in the market square in his town. His biggest challenge is dealing with the climate changes that affect his crops, and variation in prices which result in substantial losses. Luis Carlos longs to have sufficient resources to build a home on the land where he sows his beans.

In order to bring in the harvest soon, Luisa Carlos is applying for a loan to buy fertilisers, insecticides and fungicides to fertilise his crops and to generate an income that will be used to buy school materials for his nephews.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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