A loan of $800 helped to buy supplies and feed for his animals.

Wilson Giovanny's story

Wilson Giovanny is 25 years old. He is a widower and lives with his son in Guaranda canton, in Bolívar province.

The 'Grupo de Mujeres Carbon Chinipamba' community bank is located in Carbón Chinipamba neighborhood, in Cuatro Esquinas sector, in Guaranda canton, twenty minutes from Cooperativa's offices. Most of the members of the bank work in farming, livestock raising and sales. They produce rice, barley, beans, quinoa, potatoes and animals such as dairy cows and farmyard animals.

Wilson raises livestock. He raises and fattens animals such as pigs and sheep. He has three dairy cows. He makes his purchases in Guaranda market and makes his sales in the city's wholesale market.

Wilson is requesting this loan to buy supplies and feed for his animals. The support of this loan will help him to financially cover his needs. He faces challenges such as pests, plant diseases and changes in the weather. His dream is to own a house made from reinforced concrete and to buy a car for his business.

Wilson enjoys taking part in sports and taking part in meetings.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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