A loan of $1,200 helped to buy inputs, such as fertilizer and seeds.

Luis Salomon's story

Luis Salomon G. is 52 years old and divorced. He lives with his three children in Tangara, San Miguel Canton, Bolivar Province, Ecuador.

The credit window to which Luis belongs, Campesinos Unidos, is located in Tangara, about 15 minutes from the San Miguel Canton. (A canton in Ecuador is similar to a county in the USA.) The members of this credit window work in agriculture and trade.

Luis works in agriculture, planting corn and wheat, because these are the most commonly bought agricultural products. He buys his products, such as seeds, in San Miguel, and sells them in the market of the same canton.

He is applying for this loan to buy agricultural inputs, such as fertilizers and seeds. The credit will be supported by this family business, which will produce more as a result of the inputs and be able to pay back the debt promptly. His dream is to establish an operation to raise pigs for sale.

The biggest challenges that Luis faces are pests and sicknesses in his crops. He enjoys going to the carnival with his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mairead Harris

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