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A loan of $800 helped to buy 6 bags of fertilizer, as it´s time to put the second round of fertilizer on the corn.

Carlos Humberto's story

55-year-old Carlos studied up to ninth grade and is married. His wife does the household chores and also grinds in a mill. They are the parents of 5 children, of which only one lives with them.

Carlos is a farmer who started this work when he was 10 years old. His father taught him this work, as he was a young man who liked to go around with his dad. That´s how he learned how to do the job. Today, Carlos is grateful to his dad for having taught him this work. The land where he works is 15 minutes away and he gets there in a car that took a lot of effort to buy. It also allows him to transport a corn de-kernelling machine. During the period when they harvest, they hire him to de-kernel the harvest. One of his sons that lives in his own home helps him with this work so he can harvest the crops for all of the residents of the region.

He will need the requested loan to buy 6 bags of fertilizer, as it´s time to put the second round of fertilizer on the corn. This is when the fertilizer works to make the harvest more abundant, and will help a lot. He´s going to put enough fertilizer so that the corn will have a really good harvest.

His dreams are to be healthy and to have a harvest that will support his family. God-willing, from the first earnings he will buy another machine so that he can do all of the work that comes.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chelsea Clark

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