A loan of $1,200 helped to buy fertilizer and seed to grow potatoes.


Leonardo's story

Leonardo has been married to his wife Alberta for 18 years, and they have 8 children. They reside in Colomi, Cochabamba, Bolivia. Leonardo is a driver and farmer. In years past, harvests were meager so he obtained a loan to buy a vehicle to transport passengers between Colomi and Cochabamba. Aside from driving, he continues to grow potatoes and beans and seeks this credit in order to obtain fertilizer and crop seed. With this assistance, Leonardo plans to expand the amount of land under cultivation and better provide for his 8 children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Cassetta



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