A loan of $900 helped to buy materials for planting corn.

Jose Javier's story

Jose Javier lives with his wife and his 3 children (15, 12 and 11 years). He supports his family from the sale of staple foods that he grows and the income that he eventually gets from the sale of beef cattle (1 animal every 10 months).

He grows corn and beans, and also fattens cattle to sell them at a heavier weight. He is applying for a loan for planting corn, which is difficult in his area due to the dryness of the land (excessive heat). It is necessary to use irrigation to maintain moisture in the plants.

He will also use the loan to buy herbicides, because as the photo shows, the land is full of weeds which would make planting difficult.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Deepa Ramesh

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