A loan of $800 helped to prepare the land where he will grow corn, to pay the rent on the land, and to buy farming supplies.


Nelson De Jesús's story

Nelson is 40 years old, he studied until the second grade, and now he is married. His wife works as a housekeeper and bread maker. He has four children who attend school and are his only dependents.

Nelson is a farmer and he also works in town selling sorbets. He learned farming from his father and he learned sorbet selling from a friend who offered him a job. Currently this work is going very well for Nelson. The place where he farms is at a 5 minute walking distance from his home, and the other place where he works takes a 30 minute bus ride. He does his farm work from 6:00 a.m. until noon, and when he leaves to sell sorbets he works from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The loan that he is requesting from CrediCampo will be used for preparation of the land to plant corn, to pay the rent for the land, and to buy farming supplies. With the help of the loan he can cover these necessities.

Nelson's plan is to continue working so he can improve his home. This is his biggest dream, together with his wife. The loan will help them to improve corn production and later sell it, and to save little by little to improve their home. They will achieve all of this, working together for one common goal.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Claire Carlson



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