A loan of $1,200 helped to buy manure and fertilizer for farming business.

Segundo Carlos's story

SEGUNDO CARLOS V. S., 58, is married. There are 7 in his house, including his wife and unmarried children. They live in Recinto Tangara in the Ecuadorean province of Bolivar.

Segundo belongs to the CAMPESINOS UNIDOS community bank in Recinto Tangara, some 15 minutes from San Miguel. The bank's members are farmers and merchants.

Segundo, a farmer, plants maize which he sells off the stalk. He buys the supplies that he needs for the farm in San Miguel and sells what he grows at local market fairs.

Segundo is applying for a loan to buy supplies of manure and fertilizer for his farming business. The loan will help him increase his crop yields and, in turn, earn the income he needs to support his family and repay the loan. He ultimately wants to buy a "carro" (not sure--car or cart) so that he can more easily carry his crop to the market in San Miguel.

Segundo enjoys watching sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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