A loan of $950 helped to buy fertilizers, cypermethrin [an insecticide], diesel and other chemicals for the planting.


Esteban Pascual's story

Esteban hails from the city of Boaco. He is single and the father of two children, and is 29 years old.

He is a farmer and makes his living growing rice. He began his business three years ago with the help of his father. His next goal is to plant a two-meter plot of rice and to buy a cow.

He is applying for the loan to buy fertilizers, cypermethrin [an insecticide], diesel and other chemicals for the sowing. He anticipates that the loan will help him increase production and to get better earnings.

His future plan is to improve the infrastructure of his house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Deepa Ramesh


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