A loan of $800 helped to buy some cows, seeds. and fertilizer for crops as well as feed.

Juan Israel's story

JUAN is 28 years old. He was married a short time ago and has a six month old son. He lives with his wife and son in the city of Guaranda, Bolivar province.

The Tagma Rumiñahui communal bank is made up of 14 members. It is almost 25 from the San Simón office. They work in agriculture and raising livestock.

JUAN grows corn and beans and raises and sells cattle and chickens. He is asking for the loan to buy some cows as well as seeds, fertilizer for the crops and feed.

Juan's dream is to always work to help his son and give him a good education. His challenge is facing weather changes.

During carnaval he likes to spend time with his family and friends.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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