A loan of $800 helped to purchase fertilizer, seeds, and animal feed.

Gonzalo Enrique's story

Gonzalo Enrique is 28 years old, married, and lives with his wife and children in the canton of Guaranda, in Bolivar province.

The members of V.R.C NUEVA ESPERANZA (V.R.C. NEW HOPE), are located in the sector La capilla, in the Four Corners community in the canton of Guaranda. Within 25 minutes of each other, the members of this group work in agriculture, business, construction, and stockbreeding.

Gonzalo Enrique works in constuction and home improvement, as well as selling chochos (bean-like seeds), planting corn and wheat and raising animals. He buys and sells his products in the city of Guaranda.

He requests the loan to purchase fertilizer, seeds, and animal feed. The loan will help allow him to compensate for his financial needs and improve his farming practices. He faces challenges such as competition, prices and crop damage. His dream is to build a house and buy land to cultivate.

He enjoys listening to music and celebrating the carnaval.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathryn Luehm

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