A loan of $1,000 helped to buy organic compost.

Juan Cesar's story

Sr. Juan Cesar is 29 years old, single, and currently lives with his parents. He is a music teacher at a school in the community of Colomi in the city of Cochabamba. Juan Cesar helps his younger siblings financially with their education expenses. He has four brothers, one in high school and three attending university. After teaching classes at the school, Juan Cesar spends his afternoons farming with his younger brothers. They produce potatoes, beans, and "oca" (a root vegetable grown in the Andes) on two hectares of land owned by their parents in the community of Rosario.

Colomi is located 50 kilometers from the city of Cochabamba. For this reason, it is very difficult to access loans from banks. CIDRE took the initiative to come to this rural area. Juan Cesar says that he needs money to buy farming supplies so that he can increase production, earn sufficient income, and save for the educational expenses of his brothers.

Juan Cesar is an enterprising and cooperative young person who wants to help his siblings become professionals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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