A loan of $1,200 helped to buy urea, fertilizer for his crops, seeds and balanced feed for chickens and pigs.

Luis Baltazar Humberto's story

Luis Baltazar Humberto, 67, is married and lives with his wife and children. They have 4 children who are still minors and live with them in Chillanes in the province of Bolivar.

The lending group San Isidro is made up of 10 members in the canton of Chillanes, 45 minutes from the main office. The members work in agriculture, planing corn, blackberries and beans.

Luis Baltazar is a farmer who plants corn, blackberries and beans and also raises chickens and pigs. He will use the loan to buy urea, fertilizer for his crops, seeds, and balanced feed for the chickens and pigs. He makes his purchases at Comercial Silva and sells the products in the Sunday market in Chillanes.

Luis's dream is to have money to buy a vehicle for work. He has faced challenges with the climate - it is raining a lot and has damaged the crops.

In his free time he likes to rest, and when there are parties he likes to dance.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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