A loan of $1,025 helped to clear the fields and plant corn.

Gerardo's story

Gerardo is 34 years old. He lives in Belén, 30 kilometers from Santa Rita. He is married to Martina and has 5 school-age children. Garardo is a farmer and his children help him tending to the agriculture and planting of potatoes, corn, cassava, and they have banana trees. With the money from the loan they will buy seeds for growing their products such as corn and also to use in the preparation of the land for planting, as the previous loan went very well.

Gerardo was bone in Chuquisaca. Its been 11 years since he came from Chuquisaca because they were able to get a parcel of land in Santa Cruz, as they came looking for a better future for himself and his family. He is a hardworking person and grateful with the institution for the help provided.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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