A loan of $1,000 helped agricultural materials and fertilizers to grow cacao.

Juan Carlos's story

Juan Carlos V. A. is 31 years old. He lives in a common law marriage with a companion and his children. He lives in the Chillanes canton in the province of Bolívar. He has 2 children.

The members of the rural community bank VALL PARAISO are found 120 minutes from the Chillanes office, which belongs to the Chillanes canton. This bank is dedicated to short cycle agricultural work. He grows cacao, and has been doing this for a long time.

Juan Carlos works in agriculture and has been growing cacao for 2 years. He buys his products in Matilde Esther and sells them in the Chillanes market and in the same community.

He is asking for the loan to buy agricultural materials and fertilizers to grow cacao. The support of the loan will help him meet his financial needs. He faces challenges such as pests and diseases and weather variation. His dream is to buy a house for his children.

He likes to have friends and listen to music.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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