A loan of $500 helped to buy farming supplies and fertilizers for his crops.

Edy Patricio's story

Edy Patricio is 35 years old, married, and lives with his wife and children in the Ventanas canton of Los Rios province. He has two children: Wendy, who is 4 years old, and Elkin, who is 2.

The members of the rural communal bank "Valle Alto" are found in Recinto Voluntad de Dios in Ventanas canton. The members of this group work in short cycle agriculture cultivating corn and rice.

Edy is a farmer who grows corn, rice and beans. He buys his products in the Lopez market and sells his products in the Peña market.

He requests a loan to buy supplies and fertilizers for his corn and rice cultivations. The support of this loan will help him financially to improve his production and supply him with needed inputs. His dream is to have his own house in 5 years.

He enjoys sports and conversation.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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