A loan of $300 helped to buy manure, herbicides, fertilizers, and to improve the soil.

Rene Alfonso's story

Rene is 41 years old. He lives with his wife and 5 children in a house he owns. He has worked in agriculture for several years. His main crop are corn and beans. With the income he obtains from his sales he is able to pay for his household expenses. Rene is asking for a loan to be able to buy manure, seeds, fertilizers, herbicides, etc., as well as to improve the sail on the land shown in the photograph. That is where he plants his crops. This way, he can have financial stability.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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