A loan of $800 helped to buy fertilizers, insecticides, compost.

Carlos Alberto's story

Carlos is 53, single and has four children. He lives in the Ventanas canton in the Los Ríos province.

He is a member of the rural communal bank Aso. 10 de Septiembre, which is located in Lechugalito, a precinct belonging to the Ventanas canton in the Los Ríos province. There are 21 partners in total, and they are mostly an agricultural and livestock community.

Carlos works in agriculture and pig breeding to improve the economy of his family. The crops that stand out are corn, and also raising pigs. He sells the products in the market of San Carlos.

Carlos Alberto likes to have fun in the field and play sports in the community. The partner is asking for a loan to buy fertilizers, insecticide and compost. With the help of the loan, he will be able to buy what he lacks for agriculture. His goal is to improve his economic situation to benefit his family. The challenge he faces is to have a decent house to live in.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rachel Alexander

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