A loan of $800 helped purchase maize and rice.

Luis Alberto's story

Luis Alberto C. E. is 30 years old. He is single and lives with his parents in the Ventanas province in Los Ríos. He has one son, Gabriel, 8.

Luis is a member of the rural communal bank 'Valle Alto' (High Valley), which is located in the Voluntad de Dios precinct, 1.5 hours from Ventanas. There are 23 members in the group in total, and the majority work in agriculture. This is the second loan they are seeking from Cooperativa San José.

Luis works in agriculture, growing maize and rice. He makes his purchases each month in Ventanas city and sells in the same location.

He is seeking this loan to invest in the purchase of maize and rice, and thinks that the loan is an opportunity to improve his situation. His dreams are to have money to purchase a plot of land. In the way of his dreams are the plagues and diseases that affect his crops, such as the cogollero worm. Luis likes to play soccer on the weekends.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane McCrory

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