A loan of $1,000 helped to buy supplies and seeds.

Carlos Alfredo's story

Carlos Alfredo B. M. is 21 years old, single, and lives alone in Ventanas canton, in Los Rios province. He doesn't have any children.

The Nuevo Amanecer (New Dawn) community bank is located in San Luís de Zapotal neighborhood, in Ventanas canton. This community bank has 12 members who all work in short-cycle agriculture, growing corn and rice.

Carlos Alfredo is a farmer who grows corn and rice. He buys his products in Ecua-química and sells his products in the same place. He is requesting this loan so that he can sow his corn and rice. 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 business.

Carlos Alfredo enjoys watching movies and going out to parties.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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