A loan of $200 helped to purchase compost and herbicides to fertilize his crop and maintain the land to have a good crop.

Porfirio's story

Don Porfirio is 72-years old. He is a widow with six children who are 40, 37, 34, 33,28 and 26 years old respectively. He has had no schooling. Only one son and one grandson live with him.

Don Porfirio makes his living in agriculture, which he starting learning from his grandfather when he was 8-years old. He travels one kilometer from his house to the area where he works. Sometimes he gets there on his bike, other times by foot. His 24-year old grandson is the one who helps him with his agricultural work.

The loan that Don Porfirio is requesting from Fundación Campo is for the purchase of compost and herbicides to fertilize his crop and maintain his land so it will give a good crop.

The dreams don Porfirio has are to prepare for a good crop and profit from the seeds; to bring them home and also to earn a profit when he sells a part.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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