A loan of $1,200 helped to buy farming supplies and fertilizers.

Leonardo Rafael's story

Leonardo Rafael V. B. is 29 years old. He is married and lives with his wife and children in San Miguel canton, in Bolívar province. He has two children.

The Yagui Grande solidarity group is located 30 minutes from our San Miguel office, in San Miguel canton. The members of this group work in short-cycle agriculture, growing corn and potatoes. They have been doing this for a long time.

Leonardo is a farmer. He grows corn and potatoes. He buys his products in Ambato and San Miguel and sells them in San Miguel market on Thursdays.

He is requesting this loan to buy farming supplies and fertilizers for his corn and potato crops. The support of this loan will help him financially to cover his needs. He faces challenges such as insect infestations, diseases and changes in the weather. His dream is to buy a car for his parents.

He likes to take part in sports and celebrate Carnival.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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