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

Segundo Manuel's story

Segundo Manuel is 60 years old and married. He lives with his wife and 17 year-old son in Guaranda canton, in Bolívar province. He has five children who are married.

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.

Segundo sells vegetables and farms. He has nearly 8 acres of land where he grows corn, potatoes, peas and beans. He also has six head of cattle. He makes his purchases in Guaranda market and his sales in the wholesale market in Guaranda.

Segundo 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 improve his business and to make good sales.

Segundo enjoys celebrating the San Pedro fiestas.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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