A loan of $400 helped to buy organic fertilizer and corn seeds.

Mariano's story

Mariano is a single, 57-year old man who lives with his 7 children: 4 males and 3 females. They live in the Cuacruz settlement in the Churunel Sololá area of Sololá. He is a farmer who cultivates corn; he decided on this activity due to the lack of jobs. Through his farming activities he is able to feed his family. He sells his products in the local market in Sololá. He started farming because this is an occupation that his parents taught him when he was young. This is why he is able to obtain acceptable earnings to help cover his family's needs.

Mariano is requesting a loan of 3,000.00 Guatemalan quetzales to buy organic fertilizer and corn seeds so that he can obtain more earnings from his production. His dream is to have a store that sells consumer staples, so that he could have another income to improve his family's living conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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