A loan of $775 helped to buy farming supplies.

Domingo De Guzman's story

Domingo is 62 years old and was not able to go to school because he was the oldest child and his parents put him to work to bring an income home to the family so that his other siblings could go to school. At the same time he is proud to have helped his siblings to succeed. He is currently married and had six children, but only three are still living; two daughters who are married and have formed their own families, and one son who helps him the most with the household expenses.

He has been a farmer since he was a boy. Aside from that he and his wife have a small store which she manages so that he can do his daily work and bring home the basic grains. He has to travel to his work site every day and leaves the house at 5:30 am on foot to arrive 20 minutes later. He works hard in the morning and returns home at noon.

He will use the money from this loan to buy fertilizer and herbicide for his crops, so that he will have an abundant harvest of basic grains which will generate a good income and ensure that his family is fed.

He wants to have a good production of basic grains so that his family is fed and also wants to expand his store so that he will have a source of income, enough to cover the household expenses, when he no longer has the strength to farm.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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