A loan of $800 helped supplies to plant corn and potatoes.

Cesar Augusto's story

Cesar Augusto S. M. is 48 years old. He is married and lives with his wife and 8 children in the Guaranda county in the province of Bolívar.

Cesar is a member of the Ventanilla Guantucoto group, localed half an hour away from Guaranda. The group works in agriculture and livestock, especially corn and potatoes in the mountains and rice in the coastal areas. The group has 25 members.

Cesar has worked in agriculture for several years, growing corn and potatoes. He also sells livestock and cattle. He buys goods in Guaranda and sells them at the wholesale market in the same city.

He is requesting this loan to buy supplies to plant corn and potatoes. The loan will help him financially to meet the needs of his family. They face challenges such as pests and crop diseases. His dream is to buy land and a home for his family. He enjoys celebrating the carnival festival.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alba Sort

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