A loan of $600 helped to invest in seeds for his crops.

Franklin Argemerio's story

Franklin Argemerio A. T. is 33 years old. He is single, has a son, and lives with his parents. He lives in the Chillanes canton in the province of Bolívar.

Franklin is a member of the Rey de Reyes rural communal bank, which is located an hour and a half from Chillanes. There are 23 members in total, and the majority work in agriculture. This is the first loan that they are taking out with Cooperativa San José.

Franklin works in agriculture planting corn. He makes his purchases each month in Bucay and he sells them in the same area.

He is requesting this loan to invest in seeds for his crops. He feels that the loan is a way of getting ahead. His dream is to have money to purchase a house. The challenges that he faces are the weather and diseases.

He likes agriculture.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathleen O'Connell

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