A loan of $400 helped to buy manure and fertilisers.

Carlos Arturo's story

Carlos Arturo is 45 years old. He is a peasant living in the Roblalito settlement, in the municipality of Sonsón, Colombia. For over thirty years he has been making a living in agriculture, along with his family.

He is married and has three children whom he watches over so he can guarantee them the best possible living conditions and a good upbringing.

Every day Carlos starts his tasks - watering, weeding and putting fertiliser on his crops.

He dreams of building a house on the land he inherited from his parents so he can give his family a decent place to live.

As a result of climate change which has significantly affected the region, Carlos' crops are now in danger so he asks God that his harvest will not be fruitless. The money he earns from this work are the only source of income for his family. In order to have good results Carlos is applying for a loan to invest in supplies that will allow him to put down more fertiliser and generate a higher income to sustain his household.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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