A loan of $800 helped to buy farming supplies.

Ángel Bolívar's story

Ángel Bolívar, 52, is single. He has a daughter but she doesn’t live with him. He lives in Chillanes Canton, Bolívar Province.

The “Nueva Unión” (New Union) communal bank is located in San José del Tambo Parish belonging to Chillanes Canton. The members of this communal bank are farmers, especially of corn, cocoa beans, rice, oranges, bananas and coffee.

Ángel Bolívar grows cocoa beans, corn, rice and bananas. He makes his purchases and his sales at the San José del Tambo market every weekend.

He requests the loan to buy farming supplies: fertilizer and manure. The loan will help him meet his economic needs and improve his farming activities. He faces challenges like the fall in price of the products he sells and dealing with middlemen.

His dream is to buy more land to continue farming and increasing income. He enjoys going on outings with his daughter and celebrating the hamlet’s festivals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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