A loan of $600 helped to buy seeds and agricultural supplies like urea, herbicide, fertilizer, and weed killer.


Publio Beltran's story

Publio Beltrán, 58, lives in Ventanas canton in Los Ríos province with his common-law wife and five children, ages 34, 28, 24, 22, and 19. The Dulce Sentimiento communal bank is located in the Caimito II area of Puerto Pechiche parish in Pueblo Viejo canton. This bank focuses on short-cycle agriculture growing corn, rice, and pigeon peas. Publio works in agriculture growing corn, rice, and pigeon peas. He buys and sells in Ventanas canton. He is requesting the loan to buy seeds and agricultural supplies like urea, Mata Monte herbicide, fertilizer, and weedkiller to keep the crops in good condition. The loan will be a big help because he'll be able to make his purchases with no problem. The challenges he frequently faces are competition and pests. His dream is to buy land, to be able to plant and grow in larger quantities so his profits will be greater. In his spare time he likes to listen to music and play sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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