A loan of $600 helped to purchase supplies for his crops as well as fertilizers.


Gerardo Alex's story

Gerardo Alex L. V. is 22 years old. He is single and lives with his parents in Chillanes canton of Bolívar province. The members of the La Soledad communal bank are located in Recinto El Tambo in Chillanes canton. This communal bank has 12 members who work in agriculture growing cacao, rice, corn, and yucca. They also raise birds such as chickens and ducks. Gerardo farms, growing cacao, rice, corn, and yucca. He buys his products in Chillanes and El Tambo, and he sells his products in the fair on Sundays in Chillanes. He is asking for the loan to buy supplies for his crops, as well as fertilizers. The loan will help him economically to supply his necessities, as well as to face challenges such as infestations, illnesses, and variations in climate. His dream is to improve his business and harvest more. He likes to help his parents with the household chores.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat



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