A loan of $600 helped to buy supplies to grow corn, wheat, beans and potatoes and animals to fatten and later sell.


Juan Arsecio's story

Juan Arsecio, 47, is married and lives with his wife and children in the canton of Guaranda, in the province of Bolívar. He belongs to the communal bank "Casasiche Chilipampa" which is half an hour from Guaranda. The group works in agriculture and livestock farming, such as raising dairy cows and pigs.

Juan grows corn and potatoes and raises dairy cows. He makes his purchases in Guaranda and sells his produce at the wholesale market in the same city, He is requesting a loan to buy supplies such as fertilizers and seeds to plant corn and potatoes. He also wants to buy animal feed and animals to fatten and sell later. The loan will help him financially so he can cover his family's expenses.

His goal is to have enough money to give his children an education. He enjoys his animals and likes to relax in his free time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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