A loan of $600 helped farming supplies and fertilizers.

Felix Obtavio's story

Felix Obtavio P. T. is 36 years old. He is married and lives with his wife and child in Ventanas canton, in Los Ríos province. He has one child.

The members of the community bank 'Unidos Somos Más' (Together We Are More) is located in Marañon district, in Puerto Pechiche parish, in Pueblo Viejo canton. The members of this community bank work in short cycle agriculture, growing corn, rice and beans.

Felix grows corn, rice and beans. He has been doing this for 9 years. He is requesting this loan to buy farming supplies and fertilizers for his crops. The support of this loan would help him financially to cover his needs. He faces challenges such as insect infestations, crop diseases and changes in the climate. His dream is to have his own home and land and to enjoy good health. Felix likes taking part in sports.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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