A loan of $600 helped to buy corn, rice and beans, and to buy seeds, urea, supplies, and agricultural manure and liquid fertilizers.


Fernando Bismark's story

Fernando is 27 years old. He lives in a civil union with his wife in the Pueblo Viejo Canton which is part of Ventanas, in the de los Ríos Province. He is a member of the Communal Bank "UNIDO SOMOS" ("We Are United"), which is located in the El Marañón district in the Puerto Pechiche parish, which is part of the Pueblo Viejo Canton. This bank works with short-cycle agriculture, growing corn, rice and beans. Fernando works in agriculture, growing corn, rice and beans. He buys his products at the Karlita agricultural supplies trading center, and sells them at the Castillo trading center. He is requesting the loan to buy corn, rice and beans, and to buy seeds, urea, supplies, and agricultural manure and liquid fertilizers for the crops. The support of the loan will help him financially to meet his needs. He faces challenges such as pests and illnesses, and the variability of the climate. With the help of the loan, it will be easier for him to buy supplies. His dream is to be able to buy machinery for working his fields. In his free time, he likes to play sports.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack



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