A loan of $650 helped to buy soil amendments, herbicides, fertilizers, etc.


Santiago's story

Santiago, who is 43 years old, has earned his living in agriculture for 25 years. His principal crops are sesame and rice. When his harvests are ready, he sells them to grain dealers. With the profits he makes from his sales, he is able to cover his household costs. He lives in his own house with his wife and his three children, who are 13, 9, and 7 years old and are currently in school.

Santiago is requesting a loan to be able to buy the necessary supplies for his crops like soil amendments, herbicides, and fertilizers—like those shown in the photo—to be able to obtain better harvests, and to be able to give his family better economic stability.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey



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