A loan of $800 helped to buy supplies and seeds.

Carlos Armando's story

Carlos Armando B. C. is 22 years old, single, and lives with his parents in Ventanas canton, in Los Rios province. He doesn't have any children.

The Valle Alto community bank is located in Voluntad de Dios, in Ventanas canton. The members of this community bank work in short-cycle agriculture, growing corn and rice.

Carlos is a farmer who grows corn and rice. He buys and sells his products in the Peña shopping center in Ventanas, he also sells his products from his home or in Ventanas market every day.

Carlos is requesting this loan so that he can sow his corn. He will buy supplies and seeds. The support of this loan will help him to financially cover his needs. He faces challenges in his work such as pests, plant diseases and changes in the weather. His dream is to own his own home and car, to improve his farming and to always be together with his family.

Carlos likes taking part in sports and chatting with his friends.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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