A loan of $1,275 helped to buy organic compost.

Jhonel's story

Jhonel, 23 years old, is married to Janeth, with whom he has two children. They live together in their own house.

Jhonel makes his living growing vegetables, along with some other crops like cassava and chili. For this reason, he has learned the season of each of his crops. In his four years of work, he has learned that each crop has its time for planting. All of his work is completed together with his wife, and all of their products are sold in the different city markets.

Before starting this activity, he worked for other people, and had very low income. Because of this, he decided to start his own business. He relies on a motorcycle taxi which allows him to transport his products.

This will be his first loan with Kiva, and he feels very grateful for the financial support he is receiving to move forward with his business. For this, he promises to pay his debts on time. With the amount requested, 3500 soles, he will buy organic fertilizer and vegetable seeds for his crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rachel Alexander

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