A loan of $1,100 helped to buy farming supplies.

Heriberto's story

Heriberto is 32 years old, married, and has four children. He has been a farmer since he was very young because he was the oldest brother and needed to help his father feed the family. He married at age 18 and began working on his own, working between 14,000 and 28,000 square meters of corn and working as a field hand so that his family needs for nothing.

He buys his farming supplies at a town located four kiometers from his home, then he has to pau for a private vehicle to transport the supplies to his home. Then he gets in touch with a person with a cart in order to transport the supplies to the place where his crops are, one kilometer from his home.

He will use the money from the loan through Fundación Campo to buy compost, seed, and fertilizers and prepare the land for planting. In this way he can obtain a good harvest to sell part of it and retain part of it for his family’s consumption and to be able to build a house so that his children can have better living conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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