A loan of $1,500 helped to buy agricultural supplies.

Gregorio's story

Gregorio has primary level education and lives with his wife. They have 8 children of whom 7 are studying. The family has lived in the Colomi community on the shores of the lake for more than 20 years. They are farmers and grow potatoes, broad beans, "oca" and "papalisa" [native tubers]. They grow some of their crops on 2 hectares of land which they inherited from their parents in the same community. They have 3 dairy cows, 3 heifers and a calf.

Gregorio and his wife have had a new house built, investing all of their savings in the construction and so they do not have enough money to buy agricultural supplies such as organic fertilizer (chicken manure) and seed potatoes. For this reason they are asking for a loan to buy these agricultural supplies. Thanks to this loan Gregorio will be able to carry on with his farming work as normal.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally

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