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A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds, soil amendments, fertilizers, pesticides, and other supplies.

Juan Antonio's story

Juan is 60 years old. He is a man who is very responsible with his household obligations; he has always been known for giving his family the best. He currently lives with his wife and their 16-year-old son.

Juan is very hardworking; he always has carried out his work cheerfully and with enthusiasm. He earns his living by being a farmer. Every year, he plants staple crops like corn and beans. He also grows sugar cane, with which they make "atado de dulce" [a hardened, unprocessed cane-sugar candy] to sell, which generates extra earnings for them on top of what they earn from the staple crops.

Juan wants to increase his sales, so he visited the offices of INTEGRAL to request a loan that will allow him to buy seeds, soil amendments, fertilizers, pesticides, and other supplies. He hopes he can count on the help he has asked for since he has no other monetary income; this way he will continue providing for his household without limitations.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey

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