A loan of $550 helped to buy agricultural materials (fertilizer, pesticide, fungicide and seeds).

Gonzalo Enrique's story

Gonzalo is a 56 year old man. He is the father of 4 children whom he has gotten ahead alone, since he never married. Since he was young, he has known about agricultural work because he has always lived in the country. Right now, he has sugar cane and coffee crops on a little plot of land he owns. When he harvests the crop, he sells it and that is how he generates income to support his home. “I like the country a lot. My children and my work motivate me to fight every day to get ahead. Sometimes it is very hard because the materials are very expensive and the weather is very variable and sometimes it harms my crops". With these words, Gonzalo expresses the difficulties he has gone through, but this doesn't discourage him and he is always able to overcome obstacles. That is why he is seeking help with the loan. He wants to invest it in buying agricultural materials (fertilizer, pesticide, fungicide, and seeds) to continue doing the activity that allows him to generate income. Gonzalo has as a goal to expand his crops to have a more abundant harvest and in this way have enough resources to offer his children a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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