A loan of $700 helped to purchase seeds, fertilizers, and compost.

Luis Bernardo's story

Luis Bernando is 25 years old and married. He lives with his wife and child in the canton of Ventanas in Los Ríos Province.

The Communal Bank called “Narcisa de Jesus” is located in the neighborhood of Recinto San Temistocles, which is part of the canton of Ventanas. This Communal Bank consists of short-cycle farmers who grow corn and rice.

Luis is a farmer who grows corn and rice. He buys his supplies in Ventanas each month and then sells at the fair located in the same area.

Luis is requesting a loan to buy seeds, fertilizers, and compost. With the financial assistance provided through this loan, he will be to acquire needed supplies. The challenges he faces include pests, crop diseases, and changes in weather. His dream is to buy land and a house.

Luis enjoys playing sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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