A loan of $550 helped to buy farm supplies (fertilizers and fungicides).

Arcadio José's story

Arcadio, 47, has three children in his care since his wife divorced him and left. He was born and raised in the country where he learned all about farming thanks to his father who taught him to cultivate the land when he became an adult.

He now grows different varieties of yams which he sells at harvest time in the main plaza of the village where he lives. He is able to earn enough income to support his children.

Arcadio is a hard-working, responsible man who is dedicated to his family and his work. Therefore, he is requesting a loan to improve his harvest and get a better market price so he can increase his income and continue putting food on the table. He dreams of having a lot of cropland where he can offer employment and improve his economic stability to give his children an excellent education and better lifestyle.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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