A loan of $725 helped to buy seeds (onions and carrots), agrochemicals, and organic fertilizer.


Victor's story

Sr. Victor, age 46, lives in conditions that are unfavorable for farming since his area has no irrigation. Therefore, his crops are dependent only on the seasonal rainfall. He has six dependent children who attend school in Mizque. In general, the children must walk to school, but on some occasions they will catch a ride on vehicles that are traveling in the same direction. His wife is Sra. Juana, age 46. She helps with the farm production and with taking care of the cattle.

Due to floods that resulted from the storms during the second week of February, Victor’s crops were negatively impacted. He lost half of his pea and potato crops, resulting in less income from the sale of these products. This direct hit to his finances affected his ability to buy school supplies, construction materials for his home, and food so that his family could eat. To rectify this problem, Victor is requesting a loan in order to buy seeds (onions and carrots), agrochemicals, and organic fertilizer. This will enable him to generate more income that will improve his quality of life and stabilize his family’s finances. As a result, they can resume their path to prosperity.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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