A loan of $600 helped to start a business out of his home, to adapt his premises to the business and to purchase products for his business.


Juan José's story

Juan José M. Z. is 20 years old. He lives with his partner, his grandparents and his son. He lives in Ventanas Canton in Los Ríos Province. He has 1 son.

The members of the communal bank V.R.C. Dole 2 make their livings in agricultural work on the DOLE banana hacienda, which is located in the seat of the Canton. All of the members live in Ventanas Canton. The majority of the members have worked for more than a year at the previously mentioned hacienda, and their businesses are connected to bananas. There are approximately 13 members.

Juan has worked weighing bananas for three years. He makes his purchases in the Comisariato (Market) 1 in Ventanas.

He is requesting the loan to start a business out of his home, to adapt his premises to the business and to purchase products for his business. The loan will help him to fulfill his financial needs. His dreams are to improve his house and to reach his business goals. He likes sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal



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