A loan of $375 helped compra de plantas de almácigo.

Adrian's story

Adrian is 41 years old, is married with 6 children, and lives in an adobe house which he bought with the fruits of his labour. He has worked as a farmer in his community for 25 years, and he began with the help of his parents who gave him a half-hectare plot of agricultural land on which he began to cultivate certain local products such as cocoa, coffee, and others.

He learned the farming trade from his parents from a young age and that helps him to carry out his work today. He is lucky enough to have fertile plots of land that guarantee a good yield, and he uses organic compost such as bird guano to obtain better quality produce. When harvest time comes around, he hires local labourers and a vehicle to transport his sacks containing dry beans from the countryside to the city, where purchasers of these products pay him good prices.

He wishes to work with his characteristic motivation so he can buy his own transport and reduce transportation costs, hoping in this way to increase his earnings. This is his second loan with Kiva and he feels extremely grateful for the financial support he receives to succeed. On this occasion, he wishes to buy 100 nursery plants to replace the old cocoa trees on his land, to ensure a higher yield during the next season.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloe Pilpel

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