A loan of $600 helped farming supplies and fertilizer.

Fernando Bismark's story

Fernando Bismark M. F. is 24 years old. He is married and lives with his wife in the Ventanas settlement, located in the “de Los Ríos” province.

The members of the “UNIDOS SOMO MAS,” (United we are more) communal bank, located in Marañon, within the Puerto Pechiche parish; part of the Pueblo Viejo settlement. This area produces short cycle crops, such as corn, beans, and rice.

Fernando has specialized in raising corn, rice and beans for the past two years. He buys his supplies at “Comercial López” in Ventanas and sells his harvest at the Ventanas marketplace.

He is asking for this loan to buy farming supplies and fertilizer. This loan will help him to meet his financial needs. He faces challenges, such as crop diseases and the weather. Some day he would like to buy a house and his own house and some land. He likes playing sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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