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José Ernesto


A loan of $500 helped to purchase agricultural supplies: one sack of fertilizer, two of sulfate, one basket of pesticide, and two liters of foliar feed to cultivate four crops, among them pipián, yucca, and pumpkin.


José Ernesto's story

José, 56 years old, is a working man. He gets up every day at 4 a.m. to milk his cows and get the milk on time, and so that his grandchildren eat breakfast before going to school. He says this with emotion since his father did the same with him and his brothers.

He studied until the 4th grade in primary school since in his community it was the highest grade available. His wife is his unconditional help. She makes a living working hard at home to prepare the products derived from the milk and sell them.

José has been a farmer for as long as he can remember. He worked the earth at his father’s and his three brothers’ sides, learning everything that he still knows today.

The loan will be used to purchase agricultural supplies: one sack of fertilizer, two of sulfate, one basket of pesticide, and two liters of foliar feed to cultivate four crops, among them pipián, yucca, and pumpkin.

In the future he thinks he will continue cultivating the earth, with the goal of providing sustenance to his family and supporting his two last children in their university studies.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Tyler



Loan details

Loan length:

9 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: September 20, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

9 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: September 20, 2013