A loan of $1,200 helped to buy fertilizer, manure and to pay labor costs.

José Mauricio's story

José is 43 years old, married and has four children. José has been working with his parents and siblings in agriculture since a very young age. As the eldest sibling, José had the most responsibility. At 19, he found a partner but continued to work alongside his father. When his first children were born, José started to work alone. José must travel 15km from his home to buy farming supplies. He must pay for transport to take the goods to his home and, then, he must pay for a cart to take them to his land.

José is applying for a loan from "Fundación Campo" to buy fertiliser and manure, to prepare the land and to pay for labour costs, all to grow corn. He hopes to improve his harvest through the timely and correct use of these supplies. He hopes he will have an abundant yield and that he will have the opportunity to send his children to school and university.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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