Total loan: $1,000

Juan Carlos

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San Gabriel, Carchi Province, Ecuador / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase: manure and fertilizers to grow potatoes.

Juan Carlos's story

Juan Carlos and his mother live in the rural community of Monte Verde. The Myrtle-tree forest in the area is a tourist attraction for visitors.

Juan Carlos, who grew up in the countryside, earns a living from working in agriculture. In this way, he manages to get the resources for his sustenance and to fulfil his responsibility as a father to his small 7-month-old son.

Juan Carlos started working with one potato seed which was given to him by a neighbour and since then he has gradually improved his agricultural skills. Crop diseases are constantly appearing so a farmer has to invest a lot in agricultural inputs in order to have a good crop. For this reason Juan Carlos is applying for a loan that will allow him to pay for the purchase of manure and fertilizers to take care of his potato crop.

He aims to continue improving his crop yield by increasing the sowing of his crop. His goal is to be able to, little by little, finance the construction of his own house and provide a family home for his son.