A loan of $300 helped to buy agricultural supplies.

Omar Ernesto's story

Omar, 27, only completed elementary school due to his parents’ economic situation because they worked in agriculture. He has a spouse and his wife does household chores; they have a three-year-old son.

Since he was little he’s worked in agriculture since that was his father’s occupation. He works 7,000 square meters of corn and has to rise at 4am to reach his parcels that are located 3 kilometers from home. Also, he has oxen that he uses to make the trip or to do other agricultural chores. He works alongside his parents since he’s an only son and he helps them work and is always watching over them. He works from dawn until noon and then works with his oxen doing agricultural chores.

The loan will be used to buy agricultural supplies like manure and fertilizer to prepare the soil to plant 7,000 square meters of corn. He hopes to better care for the corn crop so that yields at harvest will be larger and family income will increase.

He hopes to build a brick house because the one he currently lives in is daub and wattle; he also wants to buy animals to put out to pasture.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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