A loan of $1,000 helped to buy manures, fertilizers and pigs.


Jaime's story

Jaime T. C. is 56 years old, he is married and he lives in the canton of San Miguel, located in the Bolívar county, with his wife and his 5 children: Carmen (17), Jaime (12), Fabián (10), Cristina (8) and Beatriz (6). Jaime is a member of the Santiagopamba communal bank, located in San Pablo, half an hour away from the canton of San Miguel. The communal bank is composed of people dedicating themselves mainly to agriculture as a source of income for the family. Jaime dedicates himself to agriculture as a source of income for his family. He mainly sows corn: he buys seed in the market of San Pablo (half an hour away from San Miguel) and sells his products to merchants directly from the field. The loan Jaime is requesting will be used to buy manures, fertilizers and pigs. He thinks the loan will help him buy better fertilizers. He dreams of buying some land and restructure his house. Crop illnesses and the bad climate affecting these same sown fields are the main challenges he has to face. Jaimes likes the festivals taking place in the towns of San Pedro and San Pablo (two villages close to San Miguel), that he attends to with his family and friends.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa



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