A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seed, manure and fertilizers.


Luis Octavio's story

Luis Octavio C. Y., 52, is married living with his wife and children in Chillanes canton, Bolívar province. He has four children.

The JESUS DEL GRAN PODER communal bank is located in San Ramón which is in Chillanes canton, 35 minutes from the Chillanes office. The members of this communal bank are exclusively farmers.

Luis is a corn and broad bean farmer. His purchases and sales both occur in Chillanes canton during the Sunday market.

He is asking for a loan to buy seed, manure and fertilizers so that his crops will be of good quality. The loan’s support will help him economically to meet his needs. They face challenges like infestations, illnesses and weather variations. His dream is to provide his children with the best education.

He likes to relax and dance at the Señor Jesús del Gran Poder feasts and to visit the family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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