A loan of $800 helped to buy fertilizers, compost, and cattle.

Luis Edalio's story

Luis Eladio is 49 years old, married, and has one child. He lives with his wife and son in San Miguel, which is in Bolívar Province.

Luis is a member of the Communal Bank “Patron San Miguel”, which is located in the community of Paila Loma in the canton of San Miguel. This community is 40 minutes away from the Chillanes branch office of Cooperativa San José. The members of this Communal Bank engage in agriculture and livestock breeding.

Luis Eladio is a farmer who grows corn, beans, blackberries, and peas. In addition he raises cattle, pigs, sheep, and chickens. He is requesting a loan in order to buy supplies for his crops such as fertilizers and composts, as well as cattle. With the help of this loan, he will be able to acquire cattle and increase his farming output. His purchases and sales are conducted in San Miguel.

Luis dreams of providing for his son’s education. His challenges include dealing with illnesses and the lack of money.

In his free time, Luis enjoys practicing sports and going for walks.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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