A loan of $800 helped to buy supplies for his farming business.

Jose Manuel's story

Jose Manuel, 30, and his wife have 3 children who are 12-, 8- and 1-year(s) old, respectively. They live in Guaranda, a canton in Bolivar province.

Jose is a member of the Nuevos Horizontes community bank. His town is about 40 minutes from Santa Martha in Guaranda.

Jose is a farmer. He grows blackberries and oranges. He also raises cattle and chickens.

Jose is applying for a loan that he will use to buy seeds, fertilizers, animal feed and other supplies. Your loan will allow him to continue operating his business.

Jose wants to buy a vehicle for transporting the products he sells. In his spare time, he likes to play "boly" (volleyball?).

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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