A loan of $500 helped to purchase seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, and herbicides.

Rafael De Jesus's story

Rafael is a farmer and grows corn, beans, and jícama [an edible tuber]; he lives with his wife and their three children. Rafael learned to farm form his parents, and now works from six o'clock in the morning until one o'clock in the afternoon. Farming is his only source of income.

Rafael will invest the funds from this loan in the purchase of seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, and herbicides that he'll use to ensure healthy growth of his crops.

Rafael hopes to boost production, grow his customer base, and improve his financial situation. His ambition is to keep working on the expansion of his business, provide for his children's education through college, pay off his debts, and renovate the family's home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephen Volante

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