A loan of $800 helped to buy seeds, supplies, fertilizers, urea, and liquid weed killer.

Jaime Arcidas's story

Jaime Arcidas is 27 years old and single. He does not have children and he lives with his parents in Guaranda, in Bolivar province.

He is a member of the Vrc Nuevos Horizontes. The community is found about 40 minutes from the community of Santa Martha, belonging to the canton of Guaranda.

Jaime works in agriculture, sowing naranjilla and blackberries. Also he works selling animals such as pigs, lambs, chickens, and livestock.

He requests the loan for the upkeep of his naranjilla and blackberry crops, to buy seeds, supplies, fertilizers, urea, and liquid weedkiller. With the money he'll buy the supplies useful for all kinds of sowing. He does his buying and selling in Guaranda or in Echeandía every 15 days.

The challenges facing him are plagues and bad weather. A lot of rain and the crops rot. His dream is to be able to buy himself a vehicle and a house. In his free time he likes to take walks and practice sports.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tamara Hellgren

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