A loan of $1,500 helped to buy fertilizer for his beans, peas and potatos.


Edgar's story

Edgar is a 23 year old farmer who is humble and hardworking. He learned the trade and tasks of farming through the teachings of his grandparents and parents. Thanks to it, today he has bean, peas and potato crops. The harvests are collected and sold in the town market. He also has two dairy cows with which he is able to add to his income to support the family. Right now, his biggest challenge is that his crops are at a distance from the center of town. On top of the poor condition of the roads, the cost of transporting his crops to be sold goes up. Nonetheless, he has been able to get ahead with drive and dedication. The loan he is asking for now will be invested in buying agricultural materials wholesale (fertilizer, pesticide) in order to re-fertilize his crops and have a more productive harvest so he can sell at a better price in the market and generate a higher level of profits. Edgar says that his biggest wish is to have his own parcel of land where he can continue with his crops, guaranteeing better profits to be able to offer employment opportunities and have favorable financial stability to give his family a better well being and quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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