A loan of $1,000 helped to buy fertilizer and to pay for labor.

Juan José's story

Juan is 36 years old and is married with 3 children; two are one month old and the other is 5 and is in school. Juan has a 5th grade education. His wife is a shopkeeper, but all four people live at home and depend on Juan. He has worked in agriculture for 17 years planting vegetables and learned by working with his father. He decided to do this kind of work because he noticed that it provided a better income than what he was doing before - working in public transport.

The loan will be used to buy fertilizers that are absorbed through the leaves and to pay laborers to prepare the land. He hopes that his work will allow him to educate his children and to have the necessities for his newborn twin daughters.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer marcia margolis

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