A loan of $1,000 helped to invest in supplies for cocoa.

Walker Aladino's story

Walker Aladino V. S. is 65 years old. He is married and lives with his wife in the canton of Chillanes in Bolivar province. He has 8 children ranging in age from 25 to 35 years.

Walker is a member of the rural communal bank "Progreso Comunitario," which is located 2 hours from Chillanes. There are 11 members in all, and most of them cultivate cocoa or have their own businesses.

Walter is a farmer. He produces cocoa, oranges and bananas. He sells the products that he produces in Babahoyo and in San Jose del Tambo.

He requests a loan to invest in improving his orange groves. With the support of this loan he will improve and maintain his cocoa plantings. His dream is to buy a vehicle to transport his products to the markets. His cultivations have been affected by some diseases, such as the "mal de machete," (bad machete) and "escoba bruja" (witch's broom.)

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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