A loan of $400 helped to buy supplies for his farming business.

Juan Victorino's story

Juan, 49, and his two children live with an uncle. He has grown maize and beans for many years and his experience has taught him a thing or two about farming. He sells his crop in local grain markets and uses the earnings to cover the family's expenses. Juan is applying for a loan that he will use to buy the supplies he needs for his next crop. He needs fertilizers, herbicides and other supplies to prepare the land--the land pictured in Juan's photo--for planting. The investment will improve his chances for a good harvest and, in turn, a better family income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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