A loan of $950 helped to buy onion seeds and organic fertilizer for his crops.

Mariano's story

Mariano is 33 years old and single. He has two children, a girl and a boy, who live in the hamlet of El Oratorio in the canton of Chuaxic, which is in the department and city of Sololá. Mariano is a farmer, and he says that he chose this work because he likes working with nature. He has been a farmer for eight years now, and he earns most of his income from the crops that he grows. Mariano says that onions are now a more profitable crop, and that the higher income helps him to support his family.

Mariano is requesting this loan of 7,500 GTQ to buy onion seeds and organic fertilizer for his crops, which he hopes to sell in the local market to improve his income. Mariano says that his dream is to buy more land to farm so that he can continue to provide for his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson

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