A loan of $600 helped to buy cattle.

Segundo Raul's story

Segundo is 41 years old. He is married and has 5 children. He lives with his children and his spouse in the city of Guaranda, province of Bolívar.

He is a member of the Los Pinos communal bank. It is made up of 14 members who are from the same community. They work in farming and are 40 minutes from the Pangua community office.

Segundo works in farming. He grows potatoes, raises cattle and sells cheese. He is asking for the loan to buy cattle. With the help of the loan, he will be able to increase the number of cattle he has and improve the breed. He will do his purchasing in the city of Guaranda.

His dream is to have land to plant. the challenges he faces are poverty and the lack of resources to do his purchasing. In his free time, he likes to play volleyball and enjoy carnaval.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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