A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase farming supplies and fertilizers.

Carlos Alfredo's story

Carlos Alfredo is 22 years old, single, and lives with his aunt in the canton of Ventanas in Los Ríos Province.

The members of the Communal Bank “Nuevo Amanecer” (New Dawn) meet in the neighborhood of Recinto San Luis de Zapotal, which is part of the canton of Ventanas. This Communal Bank has 12 members, most of whom are long-time farmers who grow corn and rice.

Carlos Alfredo is a farmer who grows corn and rice. He buys his products at the PRONACA Commercial Center and sells at the wholesale market in Ventanas.

He is requesting a loan for growing corn and rice. Carlos will buy supplies and fertilizers for his crops. With the financial assistance provided through this loan, he will be able to acquire needed supplies. Some of the challenges he faces include diseases that could make his workers sick and the lack of money for making continued investments. His dream is to finish his studies.

Carlos enjoys playing sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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