A loan of $425 helped to buy farming supplies (manure, poisons, fertilisers, and fungicides) in bulk, and to pay to clean the yucca harvest.


Jaider Alonso's story

Jaider is a 34-year-old peasant and was born into the heart of a humble country family. Within the family he learned everything about agriculture and looking after animals. Thanks to this Jaider now has yam, yucca and corn crops on his own farm. There he brings in the harvest and sells it at the regional market. In addition to this work, Jaider also works every day as a labourer and, through this, earns enough money to support his only son and pay for basic necessities in the home. Following a separation from his wife, Jaider is responsible for all financial burdens. Jaider is persevering, shrewd and strong. He is always looking for alternative ways in which to prosper and so is applying for a loan with which to buy farming supplies (manure, poisons, fertilisers, and fungicides) in bulk, and to pay to clean the yucca harvest. This will allow Jaider to improve his crops notably and he will be able to have a bigger yield at harvest, generating and higher income for the country's economy. Jaider only wants to continue working hard in order for his business to become more profitable and so that he is able to provide his son with a better upbringing, better well-being, and a higher quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw



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