A loan of $1,000 helped to buy farm supplies.

Gilberth Julian's story

Gilberth, 24, is married and has two children; he lives with his wife and children in Guaranda, Bolívar Province. He’s a member of the “Nuevos Horizontes” (New Horizons) communal bank located about 40 minutes away in the community of Santa Martha belonging to Guaranda Canton.

Gilberth works in agriculture growing blackberries and ‘naranjilla’ [a tropical fruit] and also works raising pigs, chickens and cattle. He’s asking for the loan to buy supplies, fertilizer, urea, herbicide and vaccines and vitamins for the animals. He makes his purchases and sales weekly in Guaranda. With the loan’s help he’ll be able to buy what he needs to improve production.

His dream is to succeed in producing higher amounts of products and that his family has good health. The challenges he faces are poor roads and bad weather. He likes going out on family excursions in his free time. He’s very grateful for the previous loan that was very useful.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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