A loan of $600 helped rent more land and plant more crops.

Juan Carlos's story

Juan Carlos M. B. is 32 years old. He has a common law marriage and lives in the village of Ventanas in the Los Rios Province. He has 4 children.

Juan is a member of the Nueva Esperanza Rural Bank, which is located 25 kilometers from Ventanas. It is a farming community based on growing corn, rice, soy beans, beans, and cacao. There is a total of 14 bank members.

He will use the loan money to rent land to plant corn. With the loan he will be able to increase the quantity of crops he grows and be able to rent more land. His dream is buy a car. The biggest challenges he faces are finding land to rent and planting his crops.

He like to play indoor soccer and volleyball.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick King

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