A loan of $600 helped to buy agricultural supplies and fertilizers.

Gabriel Abelardo's story

Gabriel Abelardo L. T. is 20 years old. He is in a common-law marriage and lives with his wife and children in the canton of Ventanas, in Ríos province. He has four children.

The members of the San Jacinto rural communal bank are based in the precinct of Campo Alegre ["Joyful Country"], which is in the parish of Guare and canton of Baba. The members of this communal bank work in short-cycle agriculture, growing corn and rice. Collectively, they have been doing this work for a long time.

Gabriel Abelardo plants corn and rice. He buys products in the Cepeda and Chicaisa markets and sells his produce in López market.

He is requesting this loan to buy agricultural supplies and fertilizers for the cultivation of corn and rice. With the economic support of this loan, he will be able to better meet his needs. He faces challenges like insect plagues and crop illnesses, as well as changes in the climate. His dream is to buy his own house and a plot of land.

He enjoys playing sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katie Kavanagh

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