A loan of $600 helped to purchase a cow.

Miguel Rogelio's story

Miguel is a 22-year-old single man with no children. He lives with is parents in the community of Tambanal in the canton of Chillanes in the province of Bolívar.

He is a member of the community bank San Juan Bautista, which is in the city of Tambanal, which is 40 minutes away from the cooperative farm where he works growing plants and raising animals. He grows corn and beans, and he also raises cows, pigs and chickens.

He is seeking a loan in order to buy a cow. He will make the purchase in Chillanes. His dream is to have his own land that he can rent out and also use for his own crops. He faces challenges such as low prices for his products and bad weather. In his free time he likes to enjoy community festivals and carnivals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert

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