A loan of $400 helped to buy ammonium sulfate, herbicides, and other materials that have been worn out from use, such as a pump, a machete, and dibbles. In addition to that, he has to pay for the labor of people besides his children who help with the planting.


Andres's story

Andres is 56 years old. He is married and has four chidlren; only two live with him and are in school. The other two children have already married, but they still help him with the corn farming. With great effort, he has managed to support his family. For 25 years, he has worked in the construction trade; he is very well known for his construction work, so people hire him and feel satisfied with his work. He takes advantage of the rainy season to do his corn, sorghum, and bean plantings for household consumption and for sale. Andres doesn't only sell corn as grain, but also on the cob.

He needs the loan to buy agricultural supplies like ammonium sulfate, herbicides, and other materials that have been worn out from use, like a pump, a machete, and dibbles. In addition to that, he has to pay for the labor of people other than his children who help him with the planting.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey



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