A loan of $450 helped to purchase seeds, compost, fertilizer, herbicides and poisons to prevent infestations.

Juan Carlos's story

Juan, 35 years old, has been a farmer for several years. His principal crops are corn and sesame. He sells his products to basic grains agencies near his residence. With the profits he obtains from his harvests he is able to cover some of his household expenses. He lives in his own home with his wife and three children.

Juan is applying for a loan in order to purchase seeds, compost, fertilizer, herbicide and poisons to prevent infestations, etc. Thus he can continue with his crops and will be able to give his family better economic stability.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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