A loan of $800 helped to buy manure, weed killer, and pesticide for his potato plantings and to pay laborers.

Jaime De Jesús's story

In Estelí department, there is a district named Miraflores for its forests and different species of flowers and orchids. Jaime de Jesús and his wife live here with their two children, whom they support and educate. Jaime is a farmer, and he grows basic grains (corn and beans) and vegetables (potatoes and tomatoes). Jaime is honest and enterprising. He has over 20 years of experience growing potatoes in a semi-technical way on his land, which is very productive. He would like to take advantage of this and expand it into one of the best plots in the area.

Jaime is applying for a loan to plant a manzana of potatoes that he believes will be very productive. He wants to buy supplies such as manure, weed killer, and pesticide and to pay the laborers he needs to plant and harvest the crops. He can sell the crops and earn a good income for his family, while improving his land and his family's living conditions.

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