A loan of $1,000 helped to buy supplies and seeds for production.


Francisco's story

Francisco P. S. is 57 years old, is married and has 6 children. He lives near San Miguel in the Bolívar province.

The member is a part of La Palmera communal bank it is in a rural area, and it is an hour and a half from Cantón San Miguel. There are 16 members in total, it is an agricultural community and a few are cattle-dealers.

Francisco works in agriculture and as a mason to improve his family’s finances. The crops that stand out in his production are corn and beans in a lower rate, some potatoes and he also raises pigs. He sells his products in the San Miguel market in Thursday’s fair and in his home.

In his free time, he enjoys outings with his family; he also enjoys carnival parties to celebrate with family and neighbors.

The member needs the loan to buy goods for his field work and above all for fertilizers and manure. Francisco’s goal is to have a good economic activity for the family and to buy a car for work. The challenges that he faces are due to climate, the diseases that hurt his crops and the lack of money to buy goods for his crops.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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