A loan of $800 helped to plant corn, rice and beans and buy seeds, urea, agricultural supplies, manure and liquid fertilizer.


Armando Pedro's story

Armando Pedro is 25 and lives in a common law relationship with his wife and their one year old daughter. They live in Pueblo Viejo canton, on the border of Ventanas canton, in Los Rios province.

The members of the UNIDOS SOMOS Communal Bank are located in the El Marañón area of Puerto Pechiche district in Pueblo Viejo canton. This group works in short cycle agriculture, planting corn, rice and beans.

Armando plants corn, rice and beans. He buys his products at Karlita Agricultural Supply and sells them at the Castillo Market.

He is requesting a loan to plant corn, rice and beans and to buy seeds, urea, agricultural supplies, manure and liquid fertilizer for his crops.

The loan will help him to provide financially for his needs. He confronts challenges such as pest infestations and diseases and changes in the weather. It will be easier to obtain supplies with the help of this loan.

His dream is to be able to expand the house he currently has in order to make his family more comfortable. In his free time he enjoys playing sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney



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