A loan of $800 helped to buy seeds and farming supplies such as urea, Matamonte (herbicide), fertilizers and weedkiller.

German Julio's story

German Julio is 55 years old and lives with his common-law wife. He has two children. He lives with his wife and his 33-year-old and 29 year old sons in Ventanas canton, in Los Ríos province.

The San Nicolas community bank is located in San Nicolás, in Puerto Pechiche parish, in Pueblo Viejo canton. The members of this bank work in short-cycle agriculture, growing corn.

German is a farmer who grows corn, rice and beans. He makes his purchases and sales in San Jacinto. He is requesting this loan to invest in his farming, buying seeds and farming supplies such as urea, Matamonte (a herbicide), fertilizers and weedkillers, to keep his crops in good condition so that he can later sell them at a good price.

This loan will help German a lot as he will be able to invest in his farming and thereby increase his production. The frequent challenges that he faces are competition, pests and crop diseases. His dream for the next five years is to buy a house in which to live with his family and a car for transporting his produce.

In his free time, German enjoys playing indoor soccer.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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