A loan of $500 helped to buy cattle and pigs.

Luis Arturo's story

Luis Arturo is 43 years old, married, and has five children. He lives with his wife and children (ages 22, 18, 17, 14, and 12) in Guaranda in Bolívar Province.

Luis is a member of the Communal Bank “Pangua” which is located in the community of Pangua Chaupiyacu and part of Guanujo parish in the canton of Guaranda. This community is 15 minutes away from the office of Cooperativa San Jose. The members of the Pangua Communal Bank work mostly in agriculture and livestock breeding, but they also engage in other business activities, such as retail and construction, in order to earn most of their income.

Luis is a farmer who lives with his family and also has crops. He buys his supplies and sells his agricultural products in Guaranda. The loan he is requesting will be used to buy animals, such as cattle and pigs. With the help of this loan, he will be able to change his family’s financial situation. His dream is to move to a city where there is more work. The challenges he faces include dealing with his family’s lack of income.

When he has moments that are free, Luis likes to relax and spend time with his children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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