A loan of $1,125 helped to buy manure, fertilizer and more.

Paulino Alfonso's story

Paulino is 58 years old. He lives in the city of Nazca. It is characterized by its warm climate and for having beautiful tourist attractions such as the Nazca lines. There is also agriculture, especially prickly pears, corn, cotton and more. Paulino lives with his wife, with whom he has 4 wonderful children, for whom he fights every day to offer them a better quality of life and for them to be good people.

Every day in the early morning hours, Paulino works as a farmer. Right now he is growing blue corn, which is used to prepare the delicious Chicha Morada and mazamorra. Paulino works on his land parcel for around 8 hours a day because he is very careful with his crop and above all, he likes what he does.

Paulino is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to their help he will be able to buy manure, fertilizer, till the land and improve his crop. This will allow him to have a good harvest and improve his income. in this way, he will keep fighting to make his biggest dream come true: be able to travel to Brazil to see his youngest daughter, whom he hasn't seen for several years.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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