A loan of $800 helped to buy wholesale agricultural supplies (fertilisers, irrigation equipment and seeds).

John Jairo's story

John is a 49-year-old man who has known how to work the land since he was a very young, thanks to the teachings of his family. Currently and for the last 7 years, he has been growing peppers, corn and onions which he sells in order to provide for his family - a wife and teenage son. John also works as a butler on a ranch to earn extra money. He is industrious and works long days, overcoming various obstacles such as the changing climate and the effect it has on his plants, but he always moves forward with his dream of expanding and diversifying his crops, which will enable him to offer work to other members of his community. It is for this reason he is asking for a loan, which he will invest in buying wholesale agricultural supplies (fertilisers, irrigation equipment and seeds). These will help him continue with his work and obtain a better quality harvest, thereby increasing his earnings. In this way, John hopes to be able to improve his family's wellbeing and economic stability.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Brown

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