A loan of $600 helped to buy seed, manure and poison..


Juan Francisco's story

Juan is 39 years old. He never went to school because of his parents' financial situation and the war. He has a domestic partner and she works selling tortillas. They have 6 children and only 3 of them are studying; nobody else lives at home. Juan has worked growing corn and pipian (a type of squash) his whole life. He learned this from his father. This has allowed him to move his family ahead. His day starts at 6:00 am, because he wakes up very early to milk a cow. Later he yokes his oxen and goes to work. In order to get to his crops he walks 40 minutes, and his work schedule is 8 hours. After that he returns home. He is requesting a loan to CrediCampo to buy seed, manure and poison. His dreams in the future are to see his children graduate with a college career because he was not able to do it, to drill a well where he works and have irrigation in the summer, to buy a car so he can bring his product to the market, and with the earnings to pay back the loan.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Mueller



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