A loan of $1,000 helped for seeds.

Gabriel Mateo's story

Gabriel Mateo A. Q., 50, is married living with his wife and children in Chillanes canton, Bolívar province. He has four children.

The members of the LUZ Y PROGRESO (Light & Progress) communal bank are located 20 minutes from the Chillanes Office. It is part of Chillanes canton and the bank is dedicated to farming and other professional jobs. It has 17 members.

Gabriel is a maize, broad bean, pea and chayote farmer; he also raises chickens. He buys his supplies in Chillanes and sells his products in the Chillanes market and in his settlement.

He is asking for a loan to buy maize, broad bean, pea and chayote seed. Support from the loan will help him economically to meet his needs. They face challenges like illnesses, infestations and weather changes. His dream is to have more land to continue farming.

He enjoys watching television.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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