A loan of $1,500 helped compra semilla de yuca para ampliar la producción.


Edgar's story

Edgar is single and has lived in the Villa Verde neighborhood of Cochabamba for many years. He is from the Chapare province, within the Cochabamba department. It’s one of the poorest areas in Bolivia. He came from his native community of Colomi, as most did, to look for a better opportunity. Production decreased in his native community because of climate changes, and it continues to drop and become scarcer, so he decided to come to the tropical area. Over time and with lots of hard work, he bought a plot of farmland and works as a farmer. He is asking for this loan to expand his yucca production and be able to improve his life. He has been cooperating with his group, “Monte Sinay,” whose members run their own businesses.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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