A loan of $150 helped to buy manure for established crops.

Luis Antonio's story

Luis is 27 years old and has a 6th grade education. He has been living with his partner for six years and they have two daughters; one is three years old and the other is one year old. Only the older one is in school.

Luis Antonio is a farmer and he grows corn, beans and sorghum. He has been doing this for 16 years. He learned this work by himself because he was interested in agriculture as a child. He also works as a part-time day laborer. He walks about two kilometers with his wife who also helps him with the crops. They both spend 7 hours every day working the land.

The loan will be used to buy manure to fertilize the corn they plant. Their goal is to be able to fertilize the cornfields at just the right time thereby improving the quantity and quality of the corn.

Luis’s dream is to have his own business selling whatever crops he can to all the neighboring towns. He hopes to see his daughters grow up and graduate from school. He also wants to buy a cow to make use of the waste products from the harvests.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marcia Margolis

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