A loan of $1,200 helped to buy fertilizers, herbicides, urea, organic composts, and seeds.

Rene Arnulfo's story

Rene Arnulfo is 42 years old, married, and lives with his wife and 16-year-old son in the canton of Ventanas in Los Ríos Province.

The members of the Communal Bank “Nueva Esperanza” (New Hope) meet in the neighborhood of “Jesús del Gran Poder” (Jesus of Great Power) in the canton of Ventanas. This Communal Bank consists of short-term farmers who grow corn, rice, and pigeon peas.

Rene is a farmer who grows corn, rice, and beans. He buys his supplies at the Roca Commercial Center in Ventanas and sells his products at the wholesale market in Ventanas.

Rene is requesting a loan for planting corn, rice, and pigeon peas. He plans to buy fertilizers, herbicides, urea, organic composts, and seeds (corn, beans, and rice) for producing his crops. With the financial assistance given to his entire family, he will be able to acquire needed supplies. The challenges he faces include pests and diseases that could impact his crops. His dreams include buying a farm and providing his son a university education.

Rene enjoys playing sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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