A loan of $1,000 helped to buy farming supplies.

José Cristobal's story

José Cristobal L. C. is 44 years old. He is married and lives with his wife and children in San Miguel canton, in Bolívar province. He has three children.

The members of the Solidarios Chima Chica community bank are located 30 minutes from our San Miguel office, in San Miguel canton. The members of this group work in farming. This is their source of income for their families. They grow corn and also, in small quantities, potatoes and beans.

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

José is requesting this loan to buy farming supplies. The support of this loan will help him to cover his needs financially. He faces challenges such as insect infestations, diseases, illnesses and changes in the weather. His dream is to buy some land. He likes to dance during carnival celebrations.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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