A loan of $900 helped to buy fertilizer for the sugarcane and tomato plants and to perform maintenance on the grinder.


Juan Francisco's story

Juan lives in his own house with his wife and their two children. He has been growing sugarcane, vegetables, and tomatoes for several years. In addition to this, he makes ‘dulce de panela’ [unrefined brown sugar wrapped in sugarcane leaves]. With what he gets from his work he manages to get his family ahead.

Juan is requesting a loan to buy fertilizer for the sugarcane and tomato plants. He will also use the loan to perform maintenance on the grinder where he makes the sweets, which is shown in the photograph. This way he will get better income and give his family a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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