A loan of $550 helped to purchase 10 quintals (1000 pounds) of urea fertilizer and gasoline.


Juan Carlos's story

Enormous mountains accompanied by a refreshing breeze and a brilliant sun are what the good days offer to Juan Carlos when he goes to his rice plantings to check that everything is going well. He is 35 years old, in a common-law marriage, and has 2 children. He began his farming business nine years ago, which has become his primary source of income. His life partner has been his right hand; together they fight to offer their children better living conditions.

Juan asks for a second loan to increase the production of his farming; he needs to buy 10 quintals (1000 pounds) of urea fertilizer and gasoline so that he can prepare the soil and the crop will be a success. At the same time, he will be able to get around with out any problems. He is very grateful for the first Kiva loan through MiCrédito with which he managed to rent land to plant and get good earnings for the product he planted. One of his goals is to continue cultivation to meet his customers' demand and, in turn, increase his income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris


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