A loan of $1,025 helped to care for his yuca crops.

Benito's story

Benito is single, has no children and lives with his sister. He is from the province of Capinota in the department of Cochabamba which is a poor area of Bolivia. He left his area of Capinota for the tropics like the majority of people looking for better opportunities in their lives. In Capinota he grew corn, but his income diminished due to climate change. It was difficult to control and he saw his output continue to decline, so he decided to migrate to the tropics. There he bought farmland on which today he grows yuca. He is farming 1/2 hectare and harvests an average of 450 quintals which he sells to middlemen who come to his place to buy. Benito is asking for a loan so that he can take care of his yuca crops and achieve a greater yield in his harvest.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marcia Margolis

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