A loan of $1,000 helped purchase seeds, compost, herbicide, pesticide, hire helping hands, pay to till the land and get it ready to farm corn, beans, and wheat.


José Angel's story

José is 41 years old, married and has five children. For 30 years he has been a farmer. It is a family tradition; his father was the one who taught him when he was very young, and now he teaches his children to cultivate corn and beans. He gets his farming supplies in a city that is 13 km from his house. To get there, he has to pay a taxi to transport the supplies.

The loan he is requesting from Kiva partner Fundacion Campo is to purchase seeds, compost, herbicide, pesticide, hire helping hands, pay to till the land and get it ready to farm corn, beans, and wheat. This loan is the only means Jose has to farm and get some of the sustenance for his children. At this moment, he is purchasing basic grains, but with the loan, he hopes to grow them himself. His desire is to continue harvesting because he wants to build a big adobe house because the one his family lives in now is made of sheet rock and is very uncomfortable. Beside, the heat and cold is oppressive and affects his children's health.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Olivia Shirley



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