A loan of $1,875 helped to buy the farming supplies he needs (manure, fungicides, insecticides and fertilizer).

Mauricio's story

Mauricio is 28 years old. He is married and has a 4 year old son. He comes from a country family who have traditionally been farmers and, thanks to them, today he has potato, avocado and pea crops, which he sells in the market square of the town where he lives.

Mauricio is responsible, strong, hard-working and dedicated to his family and his work. Every day he fights against the problems and obstacles he meets such as the high cost of farming supplies and the changing climate which damages his crops, so he is always looking for new options which let him support his family.

He is currently asking for a loan as support, to invest in buying the farming supplies he needs (manure, fungicides, insecticides and fertilizers) which he uses to protect his crops so he can harvest high-quality products and sell them for better prices in the market. This will increase his income and he will be able to invest more to fulfil his dream of increasing his avocado crop and thereby keep paying for the needs and basic upkeep of his home, improve his standard of living and give his son an excellent education.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Clare Hearty

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