A loan of $1,000 helped to buy supplies and feed for his animals.

Juan's story

Juan is 69 years old and lives with his partner and son. They live in Guaranda canton, in Bolívar province.

The Pucara Group community bank is located in Pucara community, in Guanujo parish, in Guaranda canton, 15 minutes from Cooperativa's offices. This bank has 22 members who work in farming, livestock raising and vegetable sales.

Juan is a farmer. He has just over three acres of land where he sows potatoes, wheat, barley, peas and carrots. He also has four sheep and two pigs. He makes his purchases in Guaranda market and his sales in the wholesale market in Guaranda.

Juan 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 in his work such as pests, plant diseases and changes in the weather. His dream is to continue working in his community.

Juan enjoys going out for walks and celebrating Carnaval.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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