A loan of $1,000 helped to buy 3 sacks of fertilizer, 2 liters of insecticides and use the remainder to pay for labor and to farm 21,000 square meters of corn and beans.

Carlos Enrique's story

Carlos is 32 years old, is in a relationship, and has a one-year old daughter. He has made his living planting basic grains from a very young age. He remembers accompanying his father to do farming tasks since the age of 7 years. His father took great care to teach him everything about agricultural work.

He buys the agricultural inputs in the city, which is located 15 minutes away, and transports them home in his pick-up. His house is 1 km away from the farm, and he carries the inputs there on foot.

The loan will be used for the purchase of 3 sacks of fertilizer, 2 liters of insecticides, and the remainder for labor and to farm 21,000 square meters of corn and beans.

With the loan, the agricultural inputs will be purchased, which will allow the client's family to get greater yield. This will generate production surpluses, which will allow them to get additional earnings when it is time to sell, and will give them the opportunity to improve their nutrition so that he and his family can have good diets.

The client's future plan is to maintain the productive rhythm that he has achieved and to diversify production, so that he can offer his family greater development opportunities.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Deepa Ramesh

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