A loan of $1,200 helped to buy a plot of farmland.

Jaimes Octavio's story

Octavio has been living with his partner Esperanza for more than 12 years. They both know how to read and write and have four dependent children who are in school. They have lived in the north of Colomi, in a community called Rodeo Alto-Candelaria for the past ten years. They own some cattle (both for meat and milk).

Octavio tells us that he is investing some savings that he had in building his house so that his family can live more comfortably. They are farmers and every year they grow potatoes, papaliza and oca (native tubers) and beans. He came to request a loan in order to buy a plot of farmland.

Finally, Octavio tells us that they feel very happy to have received a positive response and to know they have a good future ahead of them. He will now have more land on which to grow his crops as the land on which he has done this up to now was an inheritance from his parents.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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