A loan of $1,200 helped invest in a neighborhood store.


Panfilo's story

Panfilo arrived in 1983. He came from the Ayopaya province in the San Cristobal community, Cochabamba department. He came looking for better work opportunities in order to get his family ahead and improve their standard of living. In the first years Panfilo worked as a farm worker. Later, he followed other people who had agricultural land. Little by little he was saving to buy his own agricultural land. He now has five children. Two are boys, and they help their father with the daily work. They produce palm hearts and citrus. He is also planning on planting other crops in order to be able to get ahead. They are asking us for the loan to be able to establish a neighborhood store for his wife. This is to be able to count on some extra income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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