A loan of $1,250 helped to buy supplies in bulk (manure, pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers, etc.).

Albeiro De Jesus's story

Albeiro was born into a humble peasant family, who were worked in farming to be able to sustain the family. From his family he learned how to work in agriculture and this gives him the opportunity to have his own crops of bean, corn and “papa criolla” (a common type of potato in Colombia) today. He harvests the crops and sells them in the market of the town where he lives with his wife and their 5 children. This allows him to earn the money required to cover the family’s basic needs.

He will invest the loan in the purchase of supplies bought in bulk (manure, pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers, etc.). This will allow him to continue his work and to have a much better harvest. Thus he will be able to cope with the challenges he faces, which are the high cost of supplies and the instability of the selling prices of agricultural products.

Albeiro’s plan is to expand his cultivations and to improve their profitability in order to be able to offer his family well-being and a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Vaethjunker

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