A loan of $800 helped seed for his crops and fertilizer.

Pedro Klever's story

Pedro Klever B. A. is 50 years old. He lives in Unión Libre in the canton of Chillanes, Bolívar Province, with his partner and their children. He has 3 children.

The members of the San Miguelito Cooperative Rural Bank are located 90 minutes from the Chillanes office (of Cooperativa San Jose) in Chillanes canton. The members of this rural bank are dedicated to short cycle farming, planting, corn, bananas, oranges, and mangos. They have been in this business a long time.

Pedro is engaged in farming and planting corn, bananas, oranges, and mangos. He purchases products he needs in Matilde Esther and sells his crops in the market in Chillanes, in the same area.

He is applying for the loan in order to purchase seed for his crops and fertilizer for the cultivation of bananas, oranges, and mangos. The loan will help him meet his economic needs.

He confronts challenges such as pests, diseases, and changes in climate. His dream is to continue working for the education of his children. He likes spending time with his children.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rick & Pat Brown

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