A loan of $250 helped to buy five bags of 200 lb of fertiliser in order to lay on 7000 square metres of corn.


Amilcar De Dolores's story

Amilcar is 56 years old and completed up to third grade at school. Given how far he lived from the school, he was unable to continue with his education. Amilcar is married; his wife looks after the household chores. The couple has four children, of whom only one still lives at home. This last child still depends completely on Amilcar and his wife; the other three are in relationships and have their own homes.

Amilcar is a farmer. Thirty years ago - not long before he married - Amilcar went to live with an uncle who taught him how to grow crops. Since then he has not worked in anything but growing crops and looking after cows. The cows give a little milk which helps to feed the family. Before going into farming Amilcar was a fisherman. Amilcar works ten minutes away from his house. One son helps with the work for four hours per day, while the rest of Amilcar's children live further away.

Amilcar is applying for this loan from "Credicampo" in order to buy five bags of 200 lb of fertiliser in order to lay on 7000 square metres of corn.

Amilcar's big dream is to grow basic grains in order to feed his family and to help them to develop. In the future he would perhaps also like to build a better house as his current house is quite small. The family needs more privacy and to have a decent home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw



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