A loan of $1,500 helped to buy livestock.

Holger Francisco's story

Francisco, who is 38, is married and lives with his wife and four children in the commune of Santa Rosa de Cerritos which lies in Chillanes canton in Bolívar province.

Francisco is a member of the VRC de San Isidro solidarity group which was set up in Santa Rosa de Cerritos, which is some 40 minutes away from the cooperative's office. The group's members are people who work in agriculture and livestock rearing.

Francisco's agricultural work involves sowing beans and corn and rearing animals such as livestock. He is applying for this loan to buy livestock in Chilanes City.

His ambition is to boost his production. In his work, he has to face the twin challenges of bad weather and high rainfall.

In his free time he likes sports such as volleyball and local festivals.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield

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