A loan of $600 helped to buy livestock.


Luis Gonzalo's story

Luis, 38, is in a common-law marriage and has two children. He lives with his wife and children in Chillanes Canton in Bolívar Province.

He's a member of Azanloma Communal Bank in Chillanes Canton, where the economic activities are agriculture, raising animals, and commerce. The community is located some 30 minutes from the co-operative office in Chillanes.

Luis makes a living in agriculture growing corn and beans and raising animals such as pigs, chickens, and livestock.

He's requesting the loan to buy livestock. He makes his purchases in the city of Chillanes.

His dream is to buy a plot of land and give his children an education. The challenge he faces is excessive pests in his crops. He likes to devote his free time to his family and to playing sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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