A loan of $1,175 helped to buy organic compost.

Juan's story

Juan is 33 years old and married to Teofila. He has a house made of adobe bricks, where he lives with his two children. He has been growing organic cacao for 13 years in the village of Palma Pampa. He has been quite successful and has worked hard, sometimes hiring day laborers to help him with more complicated tasks such as weeding. He likes his work because he enjoys spending time in the fields as he carries out his daily activities with his family's support. As this year's cacao-growing season is beginning, he would like to have more capital to be able to carry out his work, as the rainy season will end soon and he needs to purchase organic compost that is used at this time and significantly improves crop yields. In the future he hopes to rebuild his house using better materials. He needs 3,000 nuevos soles to buy the organic compost and ensure a good harvest.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg

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