A loan of $250 helped to buy fertilizer and prepare his land for planting.

Juan Pablo's story

Juan, 57, is in a common law marriage. He has seven children, three of whom are adults. Because his family had limited resources, he couldn't go to school and instead had to work with his father to help with the family income.

Juan is a farmer, a skill he learned from his father. He currently has 14,000 square meters of corn planted. He also raises cattle. Every day, he wakes up at three in the morning to milk the cows. He leaves them in the place where they eat and goes to work on his land, which is a mile from his house.

This loan will be used to buy farming products such as fertilizer and to prepare his land for planting 7,000 square meters of corn. This will give him a better harvest and bring more income to his family.

As a personal goal, he wants his children to graduate from college and have more opportunities for work than he had himself.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Polenske

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