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


Jose Manuel's story

Jose Manuel is 39 and is a widower with 5 children. He lives in the canton of Ventanas in the Los Rios province.

His communal bank is called "Narcisa de Jesus," and is located in the rural San Temistocles settlement in Ventanas canton. The members of this communal bank work in short-cycle agriculture growing corn and rice.

Jose is a farmer who specializes in growing corn, which is a family tradition. He makes his purchases every month in the canton of Ventanas, and he sells his products in the market in the same locality.

He is requesting a loan to buy seeds, fertilizers and manure. The financial support of this loan will help him to purchase the supplies that he needs. He confronts the challenges of pests, diseases and variations in the weather that affect his crops. His dream is to buy land so that he can continue to farm.

He really enjoys working in the countryside.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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