A loan of $1,500 helped to buy cattle and vaccines.

Luis Eduardo's story

Luis, 44, is in a common law relationship and has five children; he lives with his spouse and children in Chillanes, Bolívar Province.

The “Virgen de Baños” communal bank is formed by the Mama Sara de Cerritos community located 30 minutes from the Cooperativa office. The members work in agriculture, animal husbandry and commerce.

Luis works growing corn, blackberries and broad beans and also raises cattle. He will use the loan to buy cattle and vaccines.

He does his purchases and sales in Chillanes. His dream is to increase production to have more money and provide a good future for his children. He’s faced challenges like lack of money to buy fertilizer for his crops. He likes playing sports and celebrating community festivals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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