A loan of $200 helped to buy 2 sacks of fertilizer, 2 liters of foliar fertilizer, 1 liter of insecticide, and the rest is for paying for labor.


Marío De Jesús's story

Mario is 41 years old. He lives with his partner and has four children. He has worked in agriculture since he was 7 years old, which is the business that his father taught him. In addition to agriculture, Mario also works as a bricklayer, which he learned while working with one of his uncles during non-agricultural seasons.

He purchases the inputs for planting basic grains in a town located about 30 minutes by car from his house. He buys other products in another place and transports them 1 hour by car to his house.

The loan he is requesting from Fundación Campo is for buying 2 sacks of fertilizer, 2 liters of foliar fertilizer, 1 liter of insecticide, and the rest is for paying for labor. With the loan he will be able to complete the process of planting beans. This way he will have the opportunity to have a surplus of production, which will provide his family with better income.

For the future he hopes to increase the area he has for farming and to diversify his production by incorporating vegetables, with the goal of selling the surplus, so he can earn additional income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day



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