A loan of $800 helped to buy inputs, compost and fertilizers for the crops.

Fredy Alberto's story

Felix Alberto, 37, is married and lives with his wife and 16-year-old son in the canton of Ventanas in Los Rios province.

The village bank 28 de Enero is located in the area known as El Retorn Puerto Pechiche which belongs to the canton of Pueblo Viejo. The bank members work in agriculture, planting short-cycle crops like corn and rice.

Felix is a farmer who plants corn and rice. He buys his products in a business in Puerto Pechiche and sells them there and in Ventanas.

He asks for a loan to buy inputs, compost and fertilizers for the crops. The loan will give him the support to meet his needs. He faces challenges like insects and diseases. His dreams are to have a better quality of life for himself and his family and that his business grows.

He likes to play sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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