A loan of $1,000 helped to buy materials for working his fields and supplies for his carpentry shop.

Eduardo's story

Eduardo M. G. is 62 years old, married, and has five children. He lives in the San Miguel region of the province of Bolívar.

The associate is a member of the Calzado Solidario rural district, which is a precinct that is located fifteen minutes from San Miguel on the way to the coast. There are 19 associates in all, the majority of whom are dedicated to agriculture and the breeding of smaller animals.

Eduardo works in agriculture and carpentry to increase the family income. The crops that do best are corn and potatoes. The corn he sells from the house and the potatoes in the market of San Miguel.

The main cultural event is the carnival that is celebrated every year in February. Also, Eduardo likes to study the Bible.

Eduardo requests the loan to buy supplies for his work in the fields and to purchase materials for his carpentry workshop. His goal is to have a good income for his family. The challenges that he faces are the climatic problems that affect the crops and the price of wood.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer B Brown

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