A loan of $700 helped to buy fertilizer, insecticides, herbicides and seeds.


Jose Mercedes's story

José has a family made up of his wife and two children, aged 10 and 13. Currently, only three people depend upon him economically. He learned from his father how to work in the field. He has been growing corn, beans and coffee for more than 25 years as a form of having income to cover the basic needs of his family. He doesn't have an established schedule to carry out his activities.

He needs capital to buy fertilizer, insecticides, herbicides and seeds, with which he will clean the land where he cultivates and improves the quality of his grains. He hopes to have more income with which he will continue caring for the wellbeing of the family and fulfilling the payment of his debts. His aspiration is to achieve a good investment to grow his business and assure a more comfortable future for his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alex Martin


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