A loan of $1,000 helped purchase of agricultural supplies and fertilizers.

Segundo Manuel's story

Segundo Manuel C. C. is 44 years old and lives with his wife and their five children. They live in the town of Ventenas Provincia los Rios.

The Señor de la Salud group is located Soloma and is part of the Echandia municipality. This community bank focuses on the agricultural sector specifically the cultivation of short cycle crops like corn, rice, and passion fruit. The group has been working in this area for a long time.

Segundo Manuel is a farmer and works growing corn, rice, and passion fruit. He purchases his supplies in Comercial Viscarra, a large store, and he sells his products in Comercial Escudero.

He is applying for the loan to buy agricultural supplies and fertilizer to cultivate corn, rice, and passion fruit. The loan will provide economic support that will allow him to fulfill his family's needs. He faces challenges like insect infestations, plant diseases, and unpredictable weather. His dream is to purchase a plot of land. Segundo Manuel enjoys playing sports in his free time.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick King

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