A loan of $1,000 helped to buy fertilizer and to pay people to help him do his work.

Joel Manaen's story

Joel is 24 years old. He went to school up to the eighth grade, and his wife takes care of the home. They have a one year old daughter.

Joel works in agriculture. He grows basic grains such as corn and beans and has done this activity for 3 years. He learned this work because his father taught it to him. When he saw the economic situation, he decided to work in agriculture. Before this, he was a mechanic. His crops are 2 km from his house and it takes 30 minutes to walk there. His wife helps him do this activity as well as some of his siblings. His work schedule isn't regular and he works mornings and afternoons.

He will use the loan to buy fertilizer and to pay people to help him do the work. The loan will help him have more production of basic grains and a bigger harvest. He needs to apply what he needs for more growth and a higher yield.

He hopes to have a better quality of life, a worthy home for his family, and for his children to be upright people, like he is. He wants them to be able to go to college and have good careers. This will help him have more food supplies for the dry season and he will sue his earnings to improve his home and repair the roof on his house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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