A loan of $800 helped purchase seeds for rice, corn and beans.

Livingston Javier's story

Livingston is 21 years old, single and lives with his parents in the village of Ventanas, province of Los Rios. He does not have any children. Livingston is a member of the Valle Alto community bank, which is located in Recinto Voluntad de Dios, an hour and half from Ventanas. There are 23 members total, the majority of whom make a living in agriculture. This is the second loan they have taken out with Kiva partner Cooperativa San José. Livingston makes a living planting rice, corn and beans. He makes his purchases every month in the towns of Ventanas and Peña and makes his sales in the same places. He is requesting the loan to invest in the purchase of seeds for rice, corn and beans. He thinks the loan is an opportunity to make headway. His dreams are to buy a house and pursue his studies. His crops face challenges like pests. Livingston enjoys playing indoor soccer.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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