A loan of $600 helped to buy seeds and manure for his crops.


Luis Marcelino's story

Luis Marcelino, 28, is single. He lives with his parents in Chillanes Canton, Bolívar Province.

The “Nueve de Abril” (April 9) communal bank is located in San José del Tambo Parish belonging to Chillanes Canton. Its members are primarily corn and cocoa bean farmers.

Luis is a corn and cocoa bean farmer. His purchases and sales take place in the San José del Tambo market.

He requests the loan to buy seeds and manure for his crops. The loan will serve as support to meet his economic needs and to improve the quality of his farming activities. He faces challenges like the drop in price of products he sells as well as middlemen. His dream is to work with his own capital. He enjoys playing volleyball.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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