A loan of $600 helped to buy seed, manure and fertilizers for his potato crops.


Tobías Emiliano's story

Tobías Emiliano L. V. is 39 years old. He’s single and has no children. He lives in Guranda canton in Bolívar province.

Tobías is a member of the Patrón San Juan communal bank which is located half an hour from Guaranda. It has a total of 16 members most of whom are potato and corn farmers. This is the first loan they have taken out with Cooperativa San José.

Tobías farms potatoes, wheat and corn. He also operates a power saw. He makes his purchases and sales weekly in Guaranda.

He is asking for funds to buy seed, manure and fertilizers for his potato crops. He would also like to expand the family garden (vegetables grown for their own consumption). He feels that this loan will facilitate his buying everything he needs.
His dream is to improve his nutrition

He faces certain challenges because there is no rainfall in summer and water must be gotten from the river but there isn’t any.

He enjoys working and playing indoor football.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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