A loan of $500 helped seeds, fertilizer.

Macario Dario's story

Macario Dario S. P. is 25 and he lives with his common-law wife and son in Chillanes canton, Bolivar province.

The members of the V.R.C. La Esperanza Nunca Se Pierde communal bank (Hope is Never Lost) are from the community or Recinto el Placer, about 2 hours from the office in Chillanes. Most of the members of this group work in agriculture.

Macario is a farmer and plants corn and beans. He buys and sells in the Sunday market in Chillanes canton.

He is requesting a loan for buy seed, fertilizer, and compost and the loan will help him financially to supply what he needs. He has to deal with infestations and disease and fluctuations in the weather. His dream is to buy some fields to continue planting.

He likes to celebrate the fiesta on October 12th is his community.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam Palacio

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