A loan of $1,500 helped to buy strawberry seeds and to buy irrigation materials for his harvest because he needs a special irrigation system in order to produce more.

Manuel's story

Manuel is a complete gentleman and a wonderful human being who lives in city of Otavalo with his wife and their four children. Since he was little he liked farming and he makes a living off of it today. Manuel can be defined as a calm, happy and very hard working person that loves his family and wants to give them all that they need.

The loan requested from Fodemi will be used to invest in the purchase of strawberry and and irrigation equipment to maintain his plants. He is going to use a drip irrigation system and needs this investment. The results of this system will be greater production and greater of the fruit.

Manuel's dream is to have a large plot of land where he will be able to plant and harvest strawberries in larger quantities and to be a wholesale producer for the city of Otavalo. He also plans to produce strawberry products like marmelade and distribute them to the supermarkets. Manuel believes firmly in God and is thankful to him everyday for having a united family. Manuel knows that with faith and hard work the path to success will be positive.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gina Cappuccitti

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