A loan of $700 helped to buy fertilizer to increase his crop production.

Segundo Gonzalo's story

Segundo Gonzalo L. L. is 30, married, and has three children named Roxana (9), Jairo (6) and Raúl (3). They live in San Francisco de Rumí which is about one and a half hours from San Miguel in Bolívar Province. Segundo is a member of the community organziation “San Francisco de Rumí pamba", and is one of 25 members, most of whom make their living from agriculture. Segundo enjoys playing soccer in his free time.
Segundo has been a farmer all of his life and his crops are the livelihood of his family. The most important crops in the region include potatoes, corn, beans, grains and wheat. He sells harvested produce in the market in the city of Ambato.
Segundo seeks a loan to buy fertilizer for his crops in order to increase his production. The main challenge he faces are the low market prices paid for his crops at the time of sale.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Cassetta

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