A loan of $1,450 helped to buy a cow, fertilizer made from chicken droppings, and bean seed.


Florencio's story

Señor Florencio is a 34 year old married man. He completed his primary school studies. He lives in his own house in the community of Tiraque, where he is responsible for four economic dependents, who are his children. Señor Florencio works in agricultural production. In an average year, he sells these products in these quantities: Potatoes, 150 loads; green beans, 80 loads; onions, 50 K’epis (bundles); barley (grain), 10 loads. The sowing of these crops happens on his own plots of land, inherited from his parents. The lands consist of about 3 hectares; they are located in the same community. They have an irrigation system. He lives in a rustic adobe home. This loan buys one cow, fertilizer made from chicken droppings, and bean seed. In this way, the future production will improve his economic conditions and also his dependents’ quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Patton



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