A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seed and fertilizer for his crops.


Leovigildo Francisco's story

Leovigildo Francisco is 57 years old. He is married and lives with his wife and children, aged 17 and 25, in the Chillanes canton, Bolivar province. THe NUEVE DE ABRIL [Ninth of April] community bank is located in the parish of San José del Tambo, which belongs to the Chillanes canton. The members of this bank work in agriculture, mainly growing corn and cacao. Leovigildo grows corn and cacao. He buys and sells his products in the market of San José del Tambo. He is asking for the loan to buy seed and fertilizer for his crops. The loan will be used to meet his financial needs and improve his farming activity. He faces challenges such as falling prices for the products he sells, as well as middlemen. His dream is to build a house. He likes to play volleyball.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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