A loan of $600 helped to buy supplies for his crops as well as fertilizers and manure.


Guido Bartolo's story

Guido Bartolo Z. H. is 41 years old, single, and lives with his children in Chillanes canton, in Bolívar province.

'La Soledad' community bank is located in El Tambo, in Chillanes canton. The group has 12 members who all work in agriculture, growing crops such as cacao, rice, corn and cassava. They also raise birds such as hens and ducks.

Guido is a farmer who grows cacao, rice and corn. He buys his products in Chillanes and El Tambo and sells his products in the Sunday market in Chillanes.

Guido is requesting this loan to buy supplies for his crops as well as fertilizers and manure. The support of this loan will help him to financially cover his needs. He faces challenges in his work such as pest infestations, plant diseases and changes in the weather. His dream is to educate his children.

Guido enjoys going out for walks with his children.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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