A loan of $300 helped to sow 1 hectare of corn, purchase fertilizer, seed and pesticide.

José Alfredo's story

José is 52 years old. He studied through sixth grade due the financial situation of his family. He is a single father. His partner abandoned them 9 years ago. He has four children but they are all already living in their own homes. Now he lives alone.

José has worked in agriculture since childhood. His father taught him to work from a very young age and he remains always grateful for this as it has served him greatly for supporting his family. He also enjoys caring for livestock. He gets up very early at 4:00 AM to milk two cows and prepare breakfast. He takes advantage of the trip to take his livestock to pasture and stays to work on the crops that he grows. He works six hours and returns at midday to prepare lunch. Later in the afternoon he collects his livestock and prepares to work a while longer.

The loan he is requesting will be invested in sowing 1 hectare of corn, purchasing fertilizer, seed and pesticide.

His dreams are to have 10 milking cows and work only in livestock and to be able to buy a piece of land and build his own house, since he currently lives in someone else's.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melissa Paulson

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