A loan of $1,025 helped to expand his family's dwelling.


Pastor's story

Pastor lives in the community of Villa Moderna in Mizque Province, Cochabamba Department. He works in agriculture and in his free time he works around the area as a day laborer with his team of oxen, in order to earn a few centavos and be able to subsist. He suffered climatic problems with his last harvest, as drought and freezing caused the irrigation waters to fall, therefore affecting his production. This disaster meant an economic failure for his family, who relied on the agricultural production. Every year, they principally produce onions, carrots, and corn. Since the corn serves as fodder, it is essential for feeding Pastor's cattle.

Pastor is a very beloved and respected person in the place where he lives. He is requesting this loan to expand his dwelling, in order to improve his family's quality of life. He works on small parcels of land that he and his wife have. He also has a clear idea that he will improve their conditions with this loan and with subsequent opportunities and greater loans, he will make investments that will allow him to learn a business with higher profits.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katie Kavanagh



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