A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a head of cattle.


Juan Daniel's story

Juan Daniel A. A., 23, is married and lives in Guaranda, Bolívar Province, Ecuador. He has a two and a half year old daughter. Juan is a member of the Gradas Chico communal bank located fifteen minutes by car from the city of Guaranda. It has 20 members total who are mostly corn, wheat and potato farmers and cattlemen. This is the third loan they take out with the cooperative. Juan is a farmer. He has corn and potato crops that he sells monthly in Guaranda’s market. He also works in home construction in the city of Guaranda. He is asking for funds to buy a head of cattle. With help from the loan he will be able to improve his life a bit more. His dream is to provide an education for his daughter. It’s a challenge because crop prices have dropped. During his free time he likes to play volleyball and soccer.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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