A loan of $500 helped to purchase fertilizer for his crops.

Jose Manuel's story

Don Jose, 41 years of age, has been a farmer for 16 years. He cultivates corn, sorghum and vegetables and stores them in the granary that is seen behind him in the photo. From his crop sales he is able to pay household expenses. He lives with his wife and four children in his own house.

He is requesting a loan to purchase fertilizer for his crops because his farm earnings are not sufficient to meet that expense. With the purchase of fertilizer he will be able to have better yields and also improve earnings, which will help his household and enable him to give his family a better life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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