A loan of $500 helped to buy fertilizer, herbicide, compost and seeds.

Carlos Enrique's story

Carlos is 25, married, and lives with his wife and his grandfather in their own home. He grows staple crops to generate income for the household. His grandfather taught him this occupation since he was a young boy and he started on his own with his business five years ago.

With the loan Carlos plans to buy fertilizer, herbicide, compost and seeds to increase his sowing area and obtain a bigger harvest. With the income he will pay off the loan and cover all their needs. Carlos wants to use his loan to the best advantage to improve his economic situation, to expand his business and to continue working in order to have an inheritance to leave to his future children.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sharon Rees

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