A loan of $1,200 helped to buy seeds and fertilizer to grow chiricana potatoes.


Miguel Angel's story

Miguel Angel is 64 years old. He has been married for 20 years. Since he was a young boy, Miguel has made a living in agriculture with the help of his wife, who also is skilled in growing chiricana potatoes. Miguel harvests his crops once a year since the whole process takes nine months, then it is necessary to wait two months to resow his crops in order to treat the soil. From each of his plants, Miguel harvests a kilogram of potatoes, which he sells in San Carlos.

Miguel is requesting this loan in order to continue with this work. It is time for Miguel to begin a new cycle of chiricana potatoes. This will help him earn money for his family since there is a shortage of employment in his area. Miguel elected to request a loan through Fundación Mujer because his wife has already obtained a loan from them for the same purpose and it was a very successful endeavor for them because of the low interest rates.

Miguel hopes to continue growing his crops so that he will increase his household income and improve his quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Craven



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