A loan of $575 helped to clean up as he does every year at his cattle ranch.

Cosme Vinicio's story

In the northwest of the province of Pichincha is the Canton of San Miguel de los Bancos. This canton (town) is a place of love, a warm humid climate full of friendly, hardworking people. It is visited by domestic and foreign tourists to enjoy the beautiful waterfalls and lodges where you can spend a good time with family or friends.

It is in this canton that Cosme lives and has his business. He is a fighter of 44 years old, a single man who has a son who has come of age and is independent. He is engaged in the production of beef cattle. He learned this business as a child along with his parents and to this business he devotes a daily average of 8 hours. He does the work himself and does not have help.

He is requesting a loan to invest in the business to pay the cleaning that is done every year on the farm. With this new investment, he expects to improve his income as it will provide a better condition for his cattle. Cosme thanks the Alternative Foundation and Kiva for the support and the opportunities provided.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Joyce Bogner-Bohn

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