A loan of $500 helped to buy farming supplies and fertilizers.

Cesar Alfredo's story

Cesar Alfredo R. G. is 64 years old. He lives with his common-law wife and children in Chillanes canton, in Bolívar province. He has 7 children.

The TRES DE NOVIEMBRE community bank has 28 members and is located 90 minutes from our office, in Chillanes canton. The members of this group work in short-cycle agriculture, growing rice, bananas, corn, cacao, oranges and cassava. They have been in this line of work for many years.

Cesar Alfredo is a farmer who grows rice, bananas, corn, cacao, oranges and cassava. He buys his products in Mata de Cacao and makes his sales in the Matilde Esther shopping center and in Bucay.

Cesar Alfredo is requesting this loan to buy farming supplies and fertilizers for his rice, banana, cacao, orange and cassava crops. The support of this loan will help him to financially cover his needs. He faces challenges such as insect infestations, plant diseases and changes in the weather. His dream is to improve his quality of life.

Cesar Alfredo likes to spend time in the country.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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