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Gonzalo
Señor Gonzalo V. Q., lives in the Mallco Rancho area, in the province of Quillacollo in Cochabamba region.

He is married and has 3 small children who are not yet at school. He lives simply, at the moment working as a bricklayer while his wife dedicates her time to raising cattle. Although they have a plot of land where he could dedicate his time to farming, Señor V. decided to seek other employment because he hasn't enough water to irrigate his land.

The bricklaying work is not constant, and when he doesn't have work, Señor V. helps his wife in raising cattle. For this he needs feed such as alfalfa and maize - which have to be bought because there is insufficient water to produce their own feed.

It is for this reason that he has asked for a loan: to be able to be a member of a communal well that will permit him to irrigate his plants, and in consequence to produce enough to feed their animals - and in future to increase the size of the herd.

This will help him to improve his quality of life. He wants his family to have plenty of food and for his children to be educated.
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El señor Gonzalo V. Q., vive en la zona de Mallco Rancho, provincia Quillacollo del departamento de Cochabamba.

Esta casado, tiene 3 hijos pequeños que todavía no van a la escuela. El es una persona sencilla, actualmente trabaja como albañil y su esposa se dedica a la cría de vacas. A pesar de tener un terreno donde podría dedicarse a la agricultura el ha decido buscar otro empleo por que no dispone de suficiente agua para regar su terreno.
Las labores como albañil no es constante y cuando no tiene trabajo el Sr. V. ayuda a su esposa en la cría del ganado vacuno, para el cual necesita alimentos como alfa alfa y maíz los cuales compra porque no dispone de suficiente agua para producir sus propios alimentos.

Es por esta razón que ha solicitado un crédito para poder ser socio de un pozo de agua que le permita regar sus plantas y como consecuencia producir lo suficiente para alimentar sus animales y pensar en un futuro hacer crecer su ganado.
Esto le ayudara a mejorar su forma de vida, que su familia tenga alimentos suficientes para poder desarrollarse adecuadamente y también educar a sus 3 hijos.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 173
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  • $30,747,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Gonzalo to pay for the use of a well, for irrigation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 29, 2010
Listed
Oct 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 25, 2012