A loan of $800 helped buy a team of cattle for yoking, and herbicides and fertilizers to cultivate 10,500 square meters of corn and 3,500 of beans.


Martin's story

Martin, 51, finished primary school. His wife provides domestic duties. They have seven children; two go to school and the others have partners. His mother-in-law lives with them.

Martin is primarily a corn and bean farmer, but also cultivates sorghum.

They have two yoked calves and want to buy more. They want to buy them for foraging. He works on rented land at 1Km from his home.

He'll invest the loan in buying a team of cattle for yoking, and herbicides and fertilizers to cultivate 10,500 square meters of corn and 3,500 of beans.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatriz Yuste



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