A loan of $1,075 helped to buy organic manure for his crops.

Arturo's story

Arturo is 56 years old and married to Felicia with whom he has a daughter. They live together in his in-laws' house. Arturo is a farmer, working his own agricultural fields. He cultivates not only vegetables of all varieties but also tubers. His fields are irrigated and very fertile, and as a result, he has no problems. Following each harvest, he sells his products at a good price in the city market.

Arturo comments that thanks to his earnings, today he also possesses agricultural lands in other parts of the city close to the highway. For that reason, with this harvest he expects to earn extra income. At present, he is preparing for the sowing season and the time is propitious.

This is Arturo's 5th loan with Kiva, and he feels grateful for the financial help he receives to continue ahead. In addition, he promises to make his payments in a punctual manner. Arturo will invest the 3,000 sols in purchasing organic manure to fertilize his plantings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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