A loan of $400 helped to buy agricultural supplies.

Roberto Carlos's story

Roberto, 26, is single. He was born in a rural zone on the skirt of a volcano; his parents work in agriculture as a family tradition. He learned chores related to work in the fields growing subsistence crops typical of the zone (corn and beans). He worked mornings and weekends on farm chores and attended primary school in the afternoon. Later he headed into the city by bus to attend high-school and was able to graduate high-school working and studying at the same time.

He buys his agricultural supplies in the city transporting them by pick-up or bus to his house, a distance of about 8 kilometers. He must then carry them on his back to his fields that are about 1-1.5 kilometers away rising to the highest parts of the settlement on the skirts of the volcano where he grows corn and beans.

The loan he’s asking Fundación Campo for is to buy fertilizer, pesticide and herbicide, among others, to grow 0.33 hectares of beans and 0.7 of white corn since he, his brother and his father provide the labor. The loan will provide him with a work opportunity and at the end of the season with some income generated by the sale of harvested grain and harvest leavings. He works part-time in a lubrication center in the city and can also work in agriculture with his family. He plans in future to start building his house and he wants to start buying some of the furniture and home appliances for his house in case he gets married someday.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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