A loan of $1,025 helped to buy agricultural supplies.

Juan Santiago's story

Juan has worked his entire life. His wife’s his unconditional partner in the good times and the bad. He will use this loan to buy supplies like pineapple crowns, fertilizer, urea, Cypermethrin [insecticide] and Gesapax [herbicide] and to pay labor costs to start growing a 'manzana’ [Central American unit of land measurement] of pineapples.

He hopes to improve his income with this crop because two of his children who help him do the field chores are still dependent on him. The entire family strives every day to improve their living conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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