A loan of $750 helped to buy compost and fertilizer.

Jose Luis's story

Jose Luis was born in the city of Huayllabamba and lives in the same city where he was born. (The Peruvian district of Huayllabamba is one of the seven districts of the Urubamba Province, located in the department of Cusco, belonging to the Cusco region, Peru.)

Jose Luis is 20 years old. He is single and he does not have children. He has 2 main economic activities that he does during the year and they are agriculture and livestock. During the months of April to October he cultivates and plants corn, squash, carrots, tomatoes and other vegetables but during the months October to March he sells corn and takes his products to the cities of Juliaca and Arequipa and distributes them to the wholesale markets in these cities. At this time, Jose Luis is asking for a loan to buy compost and fertilizer. His dream is to buy a car so he can transport his products because currently he has to rent a truck.

Jose Luis is a member of the communal bank Virgin Natividad and the group has 15 members that live in the city of Huayllabamba, and others live in the city of Yucay. The Peruvian district of Yucay is one of the seven districts of the Urubamba Province.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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