A loan of $800 helped purchase of rice and bean seeds.

Victor Manuel's story

Victor Manuel A. A. is 37 years old. He is single and lives with his two daughters Katerin and Monica. He lives in Ventanas in the province of Los Rios.

Victor is a partner in the Valle Alto rural bank, which is located in Recinto Voluntad de Dios an hour and a half from Ventanas. There are 23 partners in all, most of whom work in agriculture. This will be their second loan with the San Jose Cooperative.

Victor is a farmer, and he grows rice and beans. He makes his purchase every month in the Peña Store in the city of Ventanas; he sells his produce to the same shop.

He is applying for the loan to purchase rice and bean seeds. He believes that the loan is an opportnity to improve his life. HIs dreams are to purchase a car and open a business in Ventanas. His business faces challenges, primarily infestations and plant diseases.

He enjoys playing sports.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick King

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