A loan of $925 helped to purchase 3 bulls.

Obidio's story

Obidio is 29 years old and his is a charismatic and hardworking man who lives with his common-law wife, Maria, who is 20 years old. They each have a son together, Angelo, and he is 1 year and 7 months old. The three of them life in his mother's house located in the community of Chiras. For a few years he has been plowing land with the help of two bulls that he owns. He makes sure he provides them with good food, to keep them healthy and strong. Seeing the profitability in agriculture, he has decided to get two more bulls in order to revitalize his business. Obidio was taught how to work the land since he was very young and since then he is passionate about the work. He dedicates some time every day to work in his potato, pea and fava bean cultivations. He later sells the products in the central market and during the high times of the harvest the merchants themselves come to the fields to negotiate for the products from his land. He doesn't like the dry seasons because he sees losses in his plantations. Within the next year he will build a house to provide a better quality of life for his family. He is a member of the communal bank "Progresistas de Chiras" and it is his fifth loan with MFP (Kiva Field Partner). He very much enjoys sharing experiences with the other members of the communal bank. With the loan which he requests he will purchase 3 bulls which he will use in plowing the land.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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