A loan of $600 helped to buy fertilizers and manure..


Angel Segundo's story

Ángel Segundo Ramírez A. is 40 years old, is married and has 4 children. He lives in the area of Guaranda in the province of Bolívar.

The member is part of a small rural Group Enmanuel; it is in an area some 45 minutes from, Cantón Guaranda, capital of the province of Bolívar. There are 17 members in total, it is in a farming and cattle community, they are indigenous and all speak Quechua. Ángel works in agriculture to increase the household earnings. The crops that he mostly grows are potatoes, green peas and corn. Moreover, he breeds animals in his home like chickens, lambs, and pigs. Some products he sells at home and what he grows he sells in to the wholesaler market of Guaranda.

The main culture is the carnival that is celebrated every year in February. Ángel also enjoys walking.

The member needs the loan to invest in his field work, mostly to buy fertilizers and manure. His goal is to have a good source of income for his family. The problems that he has to face are climate related and the diseases that hurt his crops.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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