A loan of $1,025 helped to fix his tractor.

Lorenzo's story

Lorenzo is 59 years old and is married to Sabina. They have four grown children; two are self-sufficient and two are high school students. Lorenzo is a farmer who grows potatoes and quinoa throughout the year. He lives 14 km from Cochabamba in the Villa Obrajes area in the locality of Sacaba. Señor Lorenzo needs some investment capital in order to fix the broken tractor that he uses to farm potatoes and quinoa. He uses this tractor to plant and harvest his crops. Quinoa is grown in Ichalula, which is in the department of Oruro. He works with is children and his wife and sells his produce at the market in Oruro. Most of the year he lives in Cochabamba where he has built a home so as to improve the living conditions of his family and their loved ones.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hattie Hill

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