A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase 8 sacks of fertilizer, a bag and a half of seeds, a gallon of herbicide, 3 liters of pesticides, and to pay for laborers to plant corn.


Samuel's story

Samuel s 53 years old. He is in a relationship and has a son. He has worked in agriculture since he was very young. His father taught him. He also learned bricklaying thanks to his father and with some friends he learned carpentry. He tells us that his father told him "you should learn a little bit about everything, because if one thing isn't available, the other is". He gets up very early for work because he has to walk an hour to get to the land where he has his crops. He works 7 hours to make the most of the trip. In the afternoon he works in the carpentry shop he has set up in his home.

He is requesting a loan from Fundación Campo to purchase 8 sacks of fertilizer, a bag and a half of seeds, a gallon of herbicides, three liters of pesticides and to pay for laborers to plant corn. The land is already ready to plant, but he needs the remaining supplies and due to a lack of financial resources, he has not been able to buy them. He hopes to earn enough income to purchase necessities for his home. His dream is to purchase land to grow fruit trees, and that his son graduates from university.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michele Magrino



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