A loan of $550 helped to buy pesticide, herbicide, seed, and soil amendments, and to pay for labor.


Leonardo's story

Leonardo, 59, is married and has three children. He has made a living in agriculture for 32 years. Previously he grew cotton. His father taught him these activities when he was very young. Several neighbors get together to buy the agricultural inputs, sharing the transportation costs because they pay a private vehicle to make the 43-kilometer trip for them. The loan he's requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy pesticide, herbicide, seed, and soil amendments, and to pay for labor to grow corn, beans, and sorghum. With the investment he'll grow his crops on time, because winter is coming and his harvest will be good if he plants now. His dream is to continue working very hard to give his family everything they need to live and to give his children an education so they'll be good professionals. He also wants to grow other crops such as bananas and watermelon.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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