A loan of $1,200 helped to buy corn and rice seeds and fertilizers.

Cosme Olivio's story

Cosme Olivio, age 60, is married and lives with his wife. He has three children, but all of them are married. He lives in the Ventanas canton in the Los Ríos province.

The members of the “Divino Niño” (Divine Child) Communal Bank live in the Estero Lindo precinct. The members of this bank devote themselves to growing short cycle corn and rice.

Cosme devotes himself to growing corn and rice. He buys his products at Comercial AGRIPAC. He sells them at the wholesale market in Ventanas.

He is requesting the loan to plant corn and rice. He will buy fertilizers and corn and rice seeds. The support of the loan will help him to financially supply his necessities. He faces challenges like pest infestation and the lack of money to pay for more workers.

His dream is to prosper and to have more money.

He likes celebrating precinct holidays with his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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