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

Manuel's story

Manuel L. Q., 70, is married living with his wife in Chillanes canton, Bolívar province. He has five children, all now married.

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

Manuel is a corn and broad bean farmer. His purchases and sales both take place at the Chillanes Canton Market on Sundays.

He is asking for a loan to buy seed, manure and fertilizer so that his crop will be of good quality. Support from the loan will help him economically to meet his needs. They face challenges like infestations, illnesses and weather variations. His dream is to provide education for his children so that they will be professionals and to have good health to continue working.

He enjoys relaxing and dancing at the local fiestas.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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