A loan of $275 helped to purchase cropland.

Gilberto's story

Gilberto, 35, lives with his wife and their two children, in the house they recently built. Gilberto works in agriculture, in particular, growing cacao.

He and his wife decided to buy lands in higher grounds in the area for this production. The main problem in this activity is the strong variation that the price of cacao undergoes, one day it rises, another day its low, but due to his experience and knowledge he knows how to move forward with his production. Now he hopes to increase the cropland, to change from normal production to cacao production with organic certification, to offer a better product with an added value that gives recognition to their work.

This is his first Kiva loan, which he is grateful for the financial support received and he promises to pay the monthly dues on time. The loan requested is 700.00 Peruvian Soles to be invested in the purchase of land to increase crop production.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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