A loan of $500 helped to clean up his sugarcane plot.

Fernando's story

Fernando is 74 years old. He is married and has nine children. He lives with his wife and children in the canton of Chillanes in Bolívar Province.

He is a member of the Azanloma Communal Bank from Chillanes Canton. Its members work in farming, livestock, and commerce.

This community is 30 minutes from the cooperative's office in Chillanes.

Fernando works in farming for a living, growing peas, canary beans, kidney beans, and corn, and he also raises animals, such as cattle.

She is asking for this loan to clean up his sugarcane plot.

He does his buying in the city of Chillanes.

His dream is to live a little better.

A challenge he faces is pests in his crops.

In his free time he likes to go on walks and and go to parties in the community.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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