A loan of $1,000 helped to buy farming supplies such as fertilizers, irrigation supplies, and other items.


Juan Alpidio's story

Juan is an unassuming farmer and worker who is 28 years old. Ever since he was small, he has been working in the fields, because he learned to farm through the teachings of his parents. He used to have a variety of crops, but due to the increasing costs of production and the falling prices of the products, he found it necessary to change his specialization. Today he works cultivating flowers on a farm where he lives. In addition, he partnered with a friend to grow aster flowers on another plot. This has enabled him to generate sufficient resources to cover the basic expenses and support his wife and only child, who is 6 years old.

With the loan that he is requesting, he will buy agricultural supplies such as fertilizers, irrigation supplies, and other items. This will allow him to continue to product excellent quality flowers so that he will be more competitive in the market. In addition, it will help him to generate resources to carry out the paperwork and obtain the permits needed to export his products outside the country. This will also increase the profitability of his business.

With his enterprising spirit and motivation to accomplish his goals, Joan will continue to work very hard to accomplish his dream: to have his own well-organized and structured business with all of the permits needed to take his products outside the country. This will enable him to improve his quality of life and his family's well-being.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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