A loan of $600 helped to buy livestock.

Manuel Marcelo's story

Manuel is 43 years old. He is not married and has four children. He lives with his mother in the canton of Chillanes, in the province of Bolívar.

Manuel is a member of the loan group Azanloma in the canton of Chillanes. Most members make a living raising and selling livestock. This cooperative is located 30 minutes away from Manuel's community.

Manuel makes a living growing crops such as beans, peas, palm hearts, and corn, as well as raising livestock.

He is requesting this loan in order to buy more animals in Chillanes. Manuel's dream is to buy some land and provide his children with an education. Lately, his biggest challenge has been plagues in his crops. In his free time, Manuel likes to sightsee, visit family, and participate in the community's festivals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Craven

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