A loan of $1,000 helped to buy wood, plastic film and to pay for labor.

Santos Valentin's story

Santos feels grateful for the opportunity he was given through the previous loan. The loan helped him to pay for the rent of land where he grows tobacco and for some supplies needed to give maintenance to his crops and fix a barn where he stores the tobacco.

He is planning to invest this new loan in the maintenance and repairing of the barn where he stores the tobacco leaves. He needs to buy wood, plastic film and pay for labor. Santos has to do this every year, since the wood and plastic get worn easily and he needs to store his produce under good conditions in order to get a good price from the tobacco companies. His next step is to improve his house in order to provide his family with a dignified place where to live.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand

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