A loan of $1,000 helped to put it to use for the planting of corn (purchase of fertilizers, seeds, labor).

Juan Carlos's story

Juan Carlos is 37 years old, married and has 7 children. He lives with his wife and his children ages 18, 13, 10, 8, 6, 4 and 2 years in the Guaranda Province of Bolívar.

He is a member of VRC VENTANAL, which is found in the community of Guantuncoto, in the parish of Julio Moreno in Cantón Guaranda, at a distance of 30 minutes from the office. The inhabitants of the community work at different trades such as: agriculture, business, construction, and raising cattle, pigs, chickens, and sheep,.

Juan works in agriculture, raising animals, and construction. He has sown potatoes, wheat, corn, and green peas, planting in the fields of Arriendo. He has 2 head of cattle.

He makes his purchases and sales in Guaranda. He requests the loan to use for the planting of corn (purchase of fertilizers, seeds, labor).

With the help of the loan, he will be able to improve the financial situation of his family. His dream is to be able to purchase land and build a home and to provide education to his children. The challenges that he faces are damages and diseases in the crops and health problems.

In his free time, he enjoys sports, and spending time with his family in the festivals of the carnival and San Pedro..

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathryn Luehm

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