A loan of $800 helped to buy farming supplies.

Segundo Marcelo's story

Segundo Marcelo, 35, is single living with his parents in Guaranda Canton, Bolívar Province. He has no children.

The NUCANCHI KAWSAY communal bank is located in the community of El Rayo, Guanujo Parish, Guaranda Canton 25 minutes from the Cooperative’s office. The members are in a variety of occupations like: farming, cattle raising, commerce, small farm animal raising, bricklaying and saw mill.

Segundo farms corn, barley, peas and wheat. Purchases take place in Guaranda’s market and sales happen at the wholesale market in that same city.

He is asking for the loan to buy supplies. Support from the loan will help him economically to meet his needs. The challenges he faces are insect infestations, diseases and weather variations. His dream is to work and have more farmland to enlarge the business.

He likes to watch television and play sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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