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


Juan Carlos's story

Juan Carlos is 33 years old, married, and lives with his wife and children 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.


Juan Carlos 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.


Juan Carlos 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 dream is to buy land and build a house for his children.


Juan Carlos enjoys sports and playing with his children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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