A loan of $800 helped to buy agricultural inputs for planting corn and potatoes.

Julio Cesar's story

Julio Cesar T. M. is 36 years old. He is married and lives with his wife and one son in Guaranda Canton, in the province of Bolivar. He has 4 children.

Julio belongs to the Communal Bank "Guantucoto" that is located a half hour from Guaranda. The group works in agriculture and livestock, especially in growing corn and potatoes in the highlands, and rice in the coastal area. This communal bank has 25 members.

Julio has been devoted to agriculture for several years, growing corn and potatoes. He also has livestock and cattle that he buys in Guaranda and then later sells in the wholesale market in the same city.

He is requesting a loan to purchase agricultural inputs for planting corn and potatoes. This support would help meet his family's financial needs. They face challenges such as pests and crop diseases. His dream is to buy a vehicle and a house. He also likes to play sports and work the land.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Angela Yeh

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