A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase organic compost.

Sebastian's story

Sebastian is 24 years old, single, and father to a nine-year-old daughter, with whom he lives in a house built from adobe. He has done farming work in the country, producing organic cacao and coffee, for five years. He says this is thanks to some parcels of land he bought together with some other farmers at a good price in an area on the outskirts of the city which has very fertile land. He does his work with the help of workers from the area, who give him all their support as far as group work is concerned, managing in this way to finish the daily work of maintenance and caring for the different fields in less time. However, the rainy season is a period in which maintenance work is affected by the mud and slippery paths. Finding himself in the middle of a productive season, he wishes to fertilize his cropland with organic compost and contract workers to carry out the second weeding of his fields. This is his third loan with Kiva and he feels grateful for the financial support he receives so he can get ahead. He is also committed to making his repayments on time. On this occasion he wishes to borrow 3,000 PEN in order to purchase organic compost to nourish his seedlings.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eloise Minogue

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