A loan of $450 helped to buy cabbage baskets and organic manure.

Alfredo's story

Alfredo is 25 years old and a farmer. He is single and lives with his five-year-old daughter in a hamlet called Xolbé in the El Tablón canton of Sololá.

Alfredo makes a living growing cabbage a few kilometres from his home. He learned this trade from a young age, with his father. Seeing a need to start his own business, Alfredo decided to grow and sell his product - this has given him good profits and a good income.

Given his good profits, Alfredo has continued with this work and now has ten years experience. He is applying for a loan of 3500 Qetzal in order to buy cabbage baskets and organic manure. With this he can continue growing and harvesting cabbage, and can improve his income in order to support his family.

Alfredo's biggest dream is to buy a plot of land in order to increase his crops and thus earn more money to improve his family's living conditions.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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