A loan of $1,300 helped to buy farmland.

Marcelino's story

Marcelino is married and has six dependent children three of which are attending school. The family lives in a rural community 21 kilometers north of Colomi 2da Candelaria Central, Kury Mayu.

Marcelino and his wife are farmers and earn seasonal income throughout the year selling potatoes, lima beans, oca [a tuber], and ‘papaliza’ [type of potato]. They own three head of cattle, one dairy cow and one calf. This is how he manages to support his family economically and keep his children in school so that they can become professionals and have a better future than he’s had.

Marcelino is asking for a loan to buy farmland. He relates that they have a little bit of money saved and needs to add to it. In the end, they were very satisfied for having this opportunity because other banks asked for too many requirements. With this, he will be able to better insure his children’s food supply.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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