A loan of $3,625 helped to buy better seeds for the vegetables that he grows..


Ruben's story

Ruben is married and he lives with only one of his children who is school-aged. They live in their own home with three rooms. The house is made of bricks and has dirt floors, similar to what you find throughout the population of Palomar in the district of La Paz.

Currently, he works all day every day together with his wife planting and harvesting vegetables and raising beef cattle. They rely on their earnings to cover their expenses for food, education and basic services for their family. The loan he is seeking will be used to buy better seeds that will be helpful because they save water by requiring less water, and they produce crops within a shorter timespan. Ruben's dream is to increase his vegetable and cattle production and thereby increase his earnings so that he can improve his quality of life. This is the fourth time that he is seeking a loan through IMPRO and the second time through KIVA.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Hildreth



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