A loan of $900 helped to purchase organic fertilizer and seeds.

Constantino's story

Constantino is 69 years old and is married to Elvira who is a housewife and mother of his children. He lives comfortably in his own home along with two of his children. Constantino works at the cultivation of agricultural products like cacao, coffee, and banana among others. He has some land down the road from the city that is where he accomplishes his farming.

He began over 30 years ago, starting small with his own capital that he has been making grow with quite a bit of effort. So far he has accomplished it with the help of his children. He decided to begin this activity due to the necessity of counting on an income to sustain his family, raise his children, and offer them a good education. Therefore, seeing the good results and profits that it has left him, he wants to continue with his business and maintain it as his only sustenance.

This is his first loan with Kiva and he feels grateful for the financial help he will receive to continue moving forward. He further promises to pay his payments in a punctual manner. With the requested amount of 2,500 PEN ($900), he will purchase organic fertilizer and seeds for his cropland.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alan Carter

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