A loan of $500 helped to buy supplies such as fertilizer and compost and to pay for the labor needed to prepare 7,000 m2 of land to sow corn.


Lázaro's story

Lázaro is 21 years old, married and has a son. He has been working in agriculture since he was very young, together with his father. As a teenager, he worked as a day laborer in a nearby farm. Thanks to his and his parents’ hard work, he was able to study up to the ninth grade, but due to the economic situation he had to quit school and work on his own. He then got married. He has always worked in agriculture, but he has also worked as a taxi driver in the same region.

He buys the agricultural supplies he needs in a city located 2 km [1.2 miles] from his house. He has to pay for the delivery. His father, with whom he works, helps him to bring them to the piece of land where they work.

Lázaro is requesting a loan to Fundación Campo to buy agricultural supplies, such as fertilizer and compost and to pay for the labor needed to prepare the soil. He will sow corn in a 7,000 m2 [1.7 acres] piece of land. The profits will result in an increase of his family’s income.

In the future, he plans to buy an auto rickshaw with the intention to improve his family’s income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand



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