A loan of $1,000 helped buy farming supplies and fertilizers.

Edwin Henry's story

Edwin Henry G. G. is 26 and single. He has two children; Kevin Alexander is four, and Leidy Liliana is two. He lives in the San Miguel region in the Bolívar province.

He is a member of the Yagui Grande communal bank. There are 38 members in all. Most of them work in agriculture and raise small animals. Edwin is a farmer. He plants in January and harvests in August. He sells his corn, sweet corn, potatoes, Andean lupin beans, and barley at the fairs in San Miguel on Thursdays. He also raises livestock. He has seven cows, which he also sells at the fair.

The challenges Edwin faces are drought and the prices of the products. Sometimes the products are very cheap and the supplies cost more than the products themselves.

He is asking for a loan to buy farming supplies and fertilizers. His goal for the future is to buy his own land and to have a house. He is currently working his parents’ land.

His hobby is carpentry. He likes to make furniture for his house and also as a business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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