A loan helped to buy agricultural inputs to grow carrots.

Santiago's story

Santiago is a 48 year old man. He is married and has eight children - four women and four men - who live in the Sololá department. His main activity is agriculture: he grows short-cycle crops (carrots, potatoes, onions and cauliflower).

He chose this profession because he inherited the experience of the entire productive process, and the selling of each product, from his parents. He also earns money as a day laborer, doing work maintaining vegetables. This is how he earns his income to support his family's sustenance.

He's seeking a loan of 4,500 Guatemalan quetzales to buy agricultural inputs (carrot seeds and fertilizer) to increase crop yield. The goal is to bring his family nutritious food to improve their living conditions.

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