A loan of $600 helped to buy compost and alfalfa seeds.

Carlos's story

Carlos, 44, is a responsible man who lives together with his wife, Rosa. They have four children and take care of them in a house they inherited from his mother, twelve years ago. His main income comes from four milk cows that give him 18 liters in average. He sells the milk to a dairy company located close to the town and that comes to pick it every day.

Carlos works supported by his wife, who takes care of the animals, since he works sometimes as a construction worker, which makes it difficult for him to do it. He says: “I have to work with different activities in order to receive a better income.” Carlos says that his activity is profitable and he tries to be more efficient by growing alfalfa and other kinds of grass for his animals. “I also make the most of my land by renting some furrows three times a year to other farmers that do not have land,” he says.

This is his first loan with Kiva. He appreciates the support given, which will help him to improve his income. He promises to pay the installments on time. Carlos will use the 1,500 soles [PEN] to buy compost for his alfalfa plantations.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand

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