A loan of $1,000 helped purchase compost.

Gustavo Hidalgo's story

Gustavo Hidalgo M. B. is 50 years old and married. He and his wife have two children, Gustavo (age 24) and Diego (age 18), and live in the canton of San Miguel in Bolivar Province.

Gustavo is a member of the Communal Bank “Lotan Bajo”, which is 30 minutes away from the town of San Miguel. The group has a total of 13 members, most of whom engage in agriculture.

Gustavo is a farmer who grows corn, wheat, beans, and peas. He buys and sells each month at the market in San Miguel as needed. Gustavo is requesting a loan to buy compost for his farming activities. He believes the loan will making things easier for him. His dreams include building a house and expanding his business. He enjoys sports in his free time, such as volleyball, and spending time with his children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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