A loan of $1,500 helped to buy staple foods, oil, toilet paper, juice, soda, and wire.


Juan Ramon's story

50-year-old Juan is married with four children. He is originally from the region of El Potrillo, on the outskirts of Teustepe. He makes a living by breeding livestock and selling staple foods. He has worked in agriculture for more than twenty years, particularly in the area of animal breeding. He also has a mini grocery store where he sells staple foods and sodas. Of his four children, he only looks after his underage daughter, who is finishing secondary school. The rest of his children have left home. His main activity is selling milk; he sells what he produces within the same region. His wife and his underage daughter help in the grocery store while he goes out to sell the milk. He needs financing in order to buy staple foods, oil, toilet paper, juice, and sodas, as well as wire to repair his fences and keep his animals in better conditions. His expectations for this year are to improve his milk production, have more livestock, make his grocery store business grow, and continue helping his daughter with her studies.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eloise Minogue


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