A loan helped to buy manure, fertilizers, and other agricultural supplies to grow potatoes.


Erminsul Rolando's story

Erminsul is 31 years old, is married, and lives with his wife and stepdaughter who is 10 years old. He is the father of an 11-year-old girl to whom he gives child support.

Erminsul is Colombian and arrived in Ecuador without work and without a home. It was very difficult but he always looks for a way to put food on the table. So, he started working with in the fields to make a living. Over time he has managed to make money to be a part of society, and this has helped him to be able to support his family.

Erminsul is asking for financial help to buy manure, fertilizers, and other agricultural supplies necessary to be able to grow potatoes since he still has the seed leftover from his past harvest. In this way, he aspires to advance his agricultural work and thus be able to improve the quality of life of his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katie Drumhiller.


This loan is special because:

It aims to reach vulnerable refugee populations in an isolated region.



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