A loan helped to plant potatoes.

Angel Saul's story

Angel, 34, is married and lives with his children ages 17, 15 and 12 in the community of Nueva Esperanza in the canton of Guaranda in Bolivar province. He is a member of the rural cooperative Curi-Ñan, located in Nueva Esperanza, whose members work in agriculture and livestock.

Angel is a farmer, planting corn, potatoes and wheat. He asks for a loan to buy compost, insecticide, fertilizers, urea, fungicide and other things needed to maintain his potato crop. He will purchase these items in Guaranda.

His goal is to increase his planting and to buy a house. He faces challenges like diseases that affect his crops. In his free time he likes to watch television and play sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus.

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