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Total loan: $875
Cochabamba, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia / Agriculture
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Elmer's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy organic manure and poultry seed.
Elmer lives in a rural area of Tiraque province. His financial resources are limited and he also has five school-age children. He lives with his wife and has, as his main business, farming and, as his second, building services. He has to hire temporary staff from amongst his neighbours, to sow and harvest his crops. He lives in an adobe house which contains no fine handiwork. He always uses teams of oxen in his work - he does not use agricultural technology yet - he just does things the traditional way. As he does not have many savings, he has to apply for a loan to buy organic manure and poultry seed. This will enable him to continue working and will boost his income so that he can improve his quality of life.