A loan of $875 helped to buy onion plants.

Jhonny Manuel's story

Jhonny Manuel in Tiraque, Cochabamba Department, currently lives in with his wife Margarita in his town with his family and his youngest son. Their house can be described as rustic. It is built with mud with a tile roof with plaster made of mud. His town is located 10 kilometers east of the city of Tiraque. He works in agriculture, growing tubers and grains. Production is seasonal in the area. They are in the high parts of Valle Alto. The loan he is applying for is to buy onion plants. He wants to increase his income in the coming years as well as improve his family's quality of life. The whole family does most of the farm work. Sometimes they get help from their neighbors for the planting and the harvest.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones

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