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Total loan: $1,575
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Mauricio


A loan of $1,575 helped to invest in fixed assets (stationary machinery and a plastic sheet) and farming supplies (manure, pesticides, fungicides, and more) in bulk.


Mauricio's story

At 39-years-old, Mauricio has now been making a living growing flowers for about a year. He was taught the trade by his mother, who has flowers that she sells across the country. Mauricio's flowers are grown on lots of land that he owns and he works there from Monday to Friday. Mauricio has the support of an employee who works at the weekend, while he drives a taxi in order to boost his monthly income. Mauricio is known for his drive, the care he gives his work, and his dedication. He has overcome various difficulties that have arisen due to his lack of experience but he has managed to get ahead with his crops. Mauricio is now applying for a loan to invest in fixed assets (stationary machinery and a plastic sheet) and farming supplies (manure, pesticides, fungicides, and more) in bulk. This will allow Mauricio to continue with his work in a more organised fashion, and he will be able to better protect his crops from the sun and the various insects that pose a risk to his crops. The result of this will be an excellent harvest of flowers that can be sold at a better price and which will generate higher profits. Mauricio wants to continue with his work, further strengthen his business and, in the future, be able to achieve his dream of having to flowers to export. He thinks that this will be a great source of income which, in the long run, will mean a higher quality of life for him and his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw



Loan details

Loan length:

27 months
Disbursed date: October 26, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

27 months
Disbursed date: October 26, 2013