A loan of $1,000 helped to buy supplies.

Willian Napoleón's story

Willian is 25 years old, married and has a son. He has been a farmer since he was ten years old and learned this from his father. He also works with some animals and oxen. He gets up at 4:00 am and milks a cow and yoke up the oxen. He has a cup of coffee and then goes to the fields where he has his crops. It takes him an hour to get there. There he works for eight hours and returns home to feed his oxen. He says that he is very grateful to his father because he taught him how to work. He walks about 10 minutes from his house to where he takes the bus to make his one and a half hour trip.

He is asking for this loan through Fundación Campo, so he can buy eight sacks of fertilizer, a bag of seeds, two gallons of herbicide, two liters of pesticides, and pay for labor to plant corn. He already has farmland but not the money to buy supplies and the winter has already started and he needs money with which to plant so that he will have an abundant harvest. This is the only thing he does to feed his family. He hopes to have income to save up and build a house of his own because he is living with his parents.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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