A loan of $800 helped plant corn.

Silvio Raimundo's story

Silvio Raimundo A. V. is 63 years old. He lives alone in the Chillanes district in Bolivar province. He has two children, who are 41 and 38.

Silvio is a member of the Genesis community bank, which is located almost 2 hours from Chillanes. There are 11 members in all, the majority of whom raise corn, rice, soy beans, bananas, papayas, and other crops.

Silvio works in agriculture, cultivating corn, rice, and cocoa. He makes purchases and sells his products in Mata de Cacao every eight days.

He is applying for the loan to plant more corn, which, with the help of the loan, will improve his life. His dream is to have his own house.

In his free time, he likes to go for walks and spend time in his house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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