A loan of $375 helped to buy organic manure.

Edwin's story

Edwin, 35, is married to Claudia and has three children. They all live together in an adobe house. His main occupation is agriculture.

He currently has two hectares where he grows organic cocoa beans as well as other things like barbasco [evergreen bush] and palillo [similar to guava]. Edwin hires local laborers to clear the bad weeds and pull up the defective stems. Also, in order to improve the quality of his products he tends to use organic manure because he believes that using artificial fertilizers deteriorates the quality of his land in the long run.

This is his first Kiva loan and he feels very grateful for the financial support he gets to continue forward with his business. He will use the requested 1,000 new soles to hire local laborer who will help him work his land.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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