A loan of $725 helped to buy organic fertilizer.

Demetrio's story

Demetrio is 34 years old, single, and lives in a home constructed of wood. Demetrio works in agriculture particularly oriented towards the production of organic cocoa and other profitable crops in his area.

He started this activity more than 15 years ago with help from his parents as he was always a hardworking child. He was initially ceded land from his parents and he began to provide the needed care according to the knowledge he had acquired in order to achieve a good harvest.

One of main drawbacks of starting independently was that he did not have enough money to cover some expenses required in this work, such as buying organic fertilizer and payment to the laborers which is necessary in order to finish the pending chores in less time.

Currently he has 2 hectares of land where he continue expanding his cocoa plantations for the benefit of his finances in order to achieve over time some of his goals such as constructing a home of better material.

This is his first Kiva loan and he feels grateful for the financial support that he receives so he can get ahead, and he agrees to make his payments punctually. At this time he is asking for 2,000 soles in order to buy organic fertilizer so he can nourish his crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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