A loan of $600 helped purchase goods.

Wilson Gilberto's story

Wilson Gilberto Vásconez Martines is 40 years old. He lives in the Guaranda district in Bolívar province.

Wilson is a member of a rural community Group Enmanuel. This community is located 45 minutes from the Cantón Guaranda capital in Bolívar province. There are 17 members in total, and it is an agricultural and livestock community. The people are indigenous and speak Quechua. Wilson works in agriculture to help his family's economies. The crops that are most successful are maiz, broad beans and potatoes. He also works breeding animals, mainly pigs. He sells these products at home and and what he sows he sells in the principle market in Guaranda every six months.

A big part of the culture is the carnival, which is celebrated every year in February. Wilson also does sport in the community and reads the bible.

Wilson is seeking a loan to purchase goods for his farm work, mainly fertilisers. His goal is to generate good economic activity for his family. The challenges that he faces are problems with the weather and the diseases that affect his crops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane McCrory

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