A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase compost, seeds, supplies, fertilizers, urea and other types of fertilizers and liquids, and to buy feed for the animals..


Ciro Jesus's story

Ciro Jesus is 40 years old. He is single and lives alone in the Chillanes canton in the province of Bolivar.

The communal bank San Jacinto is located in the San José del Tambo parish, San Jacinto region, belonging to the Chillanes canton. The members of this bank devote themselves to agriculture, mainly growing corn, cocoa, bananas and oranges, and practicing animal husbandry.

Ciro devotes himself to growing corn, cocoa, bananas and oranges, and to animal husbandry. The producer buys his supplies at the local Agro market and sells his products at the market of the same parish every weekend.

He is seeking the loan for the purchase of compost, seeds, supplies, fertilizers, urea and other types of fertilizers and liquids to prevent infestations in the crops and keep the products in good condition, and to buy feed for the animals that he raises in order to sell them later at a better price.

The loan will provide him support in meeting his financial needs and improving the quality of the product and his agricultural activities. He faces challenges such as falling prices for the products he sells, as well as the middlemen. His dream is to be able to buy a farm so he may plant a little more in order to make better profits for the well-being of his family.

He characterizes himself as an easygoing man, honorable and very responsible, prompt with his payments. He likes to play sports and he appreciates the holidays and especially the Carnival.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts



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