A loan of $1,100 helped to buy agricultural supplies and to pay labor costs.


Pedro Ángel's story

Pedro, 64, is married and has three children. He’s worked in agriculture since childhood alongside his father who taught him this activity. They used to work with his two brothers and his sisters since they were a family of scarce resources and unable to hire day laborers. At the age of 19 he became a couple and started to work on his own. He went to work at a hacienda and had to rise at dawn to be able to finish his work and then during the rainy season when he’d finish his work he’d head to his place of origin where he also had 7,000 square meters of corn growing and he’d work that too. Today, he works 14,000 square meters of summer corn and two of winter. He buys his agricultural supplies in a city that’s five kilometers from his house and has to pay for a car to transport the supplies to his house and then pay for a cart to take them to his place of work which is a kilometer away from his house. The loan he’s asking Fundación Campo for is to buy agricultural supplies like fertilizer and manure and to prepare the soil; to pay labor costs and other activities that will help him farm 14,000 square meters of corn in winter season and then the summer one. He wants to continue working hard so that at some point he can buy some dairy cows for his old age.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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