A loan of $1,200 helped to buy urea, fertilizer for his crops, seeds, and food for his livestock and pigs.


Luis Eduardo's story

Luis Eduardo is 43 years-old and lives in a common law marriage with his partner and five children. He lives in Chillanes, a province of Bolivar.

The communal bank San Isidro is made up of 10 members and is located en the canton Chillanes 45 minutes from the office. This communal bank makes a living farming and sowing corn, berries, and beans.

Luis Eduardo makes a living farming and sowing corn, berries, and beans, in addition to raising livestock and pigs. He is going to use the loan to buy urea, fertilizer for his crops, seeds, and food for his livestock and pigs.

He makes his purchases en Silva's Stores and sells them in the market on Sundays in Chillanes. His dream is to increase his production in order to have more money to live well. He has confronted challenges like the weather. It's been raining a lot and his plants have been damaged.

He likes to play sports and celebrate the carnival parties.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Birk



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