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

Pedro Dario's story

Dario B. Pedro A. is 26 years old. He is single and lives with his brothers in Ventanas, in Los Ríos province. He has two sons, Juan (14) and Yocelin (18).

Pedro is a member of the "Valle Alto" communal bank, located in Recinto Voluntad de Dios, about an hour and a half away from Ventanas. There are 23 members in total, most of them working in agriculture. This is the second loan they are requesting through Cooperativa San José.

Pedro works in agriculture. He plants rice, beans and corn. He makes his purchases once a month in Ventanas and sells his products in Comercial Peña or in the village. He requests the loan to buy rice, beans and corn seeds. He believes that the loan is an opportunity to progress. His dream is to buy a car and start a business in Ventanas. He faces challenges such as pests and diseases. He likes to pay homage to God.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alba Sort

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