A loan of $1,400 helped to buy fertilizer.

José Guillermo's story

José, 37, is a farmworker who has made a living in agriculture since his youth. He learned the work thanks to his parents, who lived in the country all their lives.

He has grown coffee, one of the most marketed crops in the region, since he was 14 years old. His biggest challenge has been struggling against the coffee crisis, price instability, and pests that constantly invade his crops.

His biggest dream is to be able to give his children, ages 12 and 14, a good education, for which he's considering the possibility of relocating them to the city because the area school is very far from the farm.

He's requesting a loan to invest in buying fertilizer with the goal of getting a good harvest and paying his two employees who help him with the farming labor.

He hopes to be able to improve his quality of life and that of his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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