A loan of $800 helped to buy seeds, fertilizer and manure.

Felipe Francisco's story

Felipe Francisco, 45, is single living with his mother. His father is deceased. He has two children and he lives in Ventanas Canton, De Los Ríos Province.

The “El Recreo” communal bank is located in Ventanas Canton in the San Vicente de las Lomas hamlet. The members are dedicated to short cycle corn, rice, beans and soybean farming.

Felipe farms corn, rice and soybeans on his parents’ land. His purchases are made in Ventanas and sales are at daily markets especially Sunday’s.

He is asking for a loan to buy seeds, fertilizer and manure. Support from the loan will help him economically to meet his needs. The challenges he faces are competition and weather variations. His dream is to earn more income to help his mother and children economically.

During his time off he likes to go on excursions with his children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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