A loan of $1,000 helped to buy farm supplies and pay farm hands.

Nervo Ivan's story

Nervo Ivan G. M., 26, lives with his family in San Miguel canton, Bolívar province. He has three children: Jimena (5 years old), Henry (3 years old) and Rubén (1 year old).

Nervo is a member of the Lotan Bajo communal bank which is located half an hour from the town of San Miguel. There is a total of 13 members who are, for the most part, farmers.

His main source of family income is farming; his main crops are corn, broad bean, peas and potatoes. He buys and sells his products once a week in San Miguel’s farmers market on farm day.

He is requesting funds to buy farm supplies and to pay his field hands. The purchase of supplies will lead to good harvests, he hopes. His dream would be to buy a lot and build his own house. The challenges he faces are plant pests, lack of rain and his children’s’ illnesses.

He enjoys the St. Michael patron saint festivities, visiting relatives, fishing in the river with his family and participating in cock fights.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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