A loan of $600 helped to purchase seeds, compost, insecticide, etc.

Jose Elizandro's story

46-year-old Jose has been working in farming for several years. With a great deal of dedication, he grows corn and sorghum, which allows him to earn the daily bread for his household. He's known for being a hard-working, honest and responsible man. He lives with his family, which is comprised of his wife and his four children aged 14, 13, 11 and 9 years. Alongside his wife he works very hard in order to get his family ahead and provide them with better living conditions than the ones they had. Thanks to his knowledge of farming he's able to support his household. It's his main source of income, since it's the only way he knows of earning an honest living. With a lot of drive to succeed, he came to this institution in order to request a loan, because sowing season has begun and he needs to start sowing as soon as possible. That's the reason why he requests the loan, since he needs to invest in the purchase of the farming supplies he needs, such as seeds, compost, insecticide, etc., so that he can sow. He has faith in God and in his work, and trusts that this way he'll succeed in reaping a bountiful harvest which will allow him to improve both his and his family's living conditions.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff

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