A loan of $500 helped to purchase seeds, fertilizers, and compost.

Juan's story

Juan is 41 years old, married, and lives with his wife and children. He resides in the canton of Ventanas in Los Ríos Province.

The members of the Communal Bank “Señor de La Salud” (Lord of Health) meet in the neighborhood of Recinto Soloma, which is part of the canton of Echeandia. The members of this Communal Bank are short-cycle farmers who grow corn and rice.

Juan is a farmer who grows corn and rice. His purchases are made in Ventanas and he sells at the fairs every day, especially on Sundays.

He is requesting a loan to buy seeds, fertilizers, and compost. The support from this loan will help him financially acquire the supplies he needs. Among the challenges he faces are pests, crop diseases, and changes in weather. His dream is to buy an automobile.

Juan enjoys playing sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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