A loan of $775 helped purchase seeds for potato and organic fertilizer for farming.

José's story

José is 48 years old and lives together with his family, made up of his 10 children (six sons and four daughters) and his wife, in the village of Chuarixché, in the district of Tablon, near the city of Sololá in the department of Sololá.

José is a hardworking man who strives to get his family ahead through his work as a farmer. He grows potatoes right near his home. He learned this work from his parents from a young age, and now with his wife and children he has been farming this vegetables for 20 years. In this way he earns a fair living in order to provide for his family.

At this time of year the price of various vegetables improves, which is why he is requesting a loan of Q 6,000.00 to purchase potato seeds and organic fertilizer to plant later, harvest, and sell in the local market.

José hopes to generate enough income through his farming to be able to remodel his home and improve the living conditions of his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer JOHN NELSON

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