A loan of $550 helped to purchase one sow and suckling pigs (bred from pigs) to fatten.

Gilson Fernando's story

Gilson is 30 years old. He is the father of a seven year old son and lives in a common-law relationship with his partner. He was born and raised in the country, where he learned agricultural work and he has dedicated all his life to breeding pigs for sale. But because of external issues of violence, he decided to move to the city with his family in search of better opportunities to improve their standard of living. However, unfortunately, it was not the best decision and there were no job opportunities. It was difficult for him to find employment, so he returned to his hometown with his family. There, he began his activity again and developed his business from home, which enabled him to generate income to meet his basic household needs. The borrower is requesting a second loan cycle to help with the purchase of one sow and suckling pigs (bred from pigs) to fatten and sell at the best price at the market. In this way, he will be able to improve his family income and have financial stability. This will allow Gilson to have a better established business, stay on his path, and obtain the resources needed to provide his son with an excellent education and provide his family with the opportunity to improve their living conditions.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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