A loan of $600 helped to buy seeds and farming supplies.

Washintong Joffre's story

Washington Joffre, 31, is in a common law relationship and has two children. He lives with his wife and children who are 10 and 6 years old in Chillanes Canton, Bolívar Province.

The “Monte de los Olivos” communal bank is located in San José del Tambo Parish sixty minutes from this office; it has 14 members, both men and women. This communal bank’s members are short cycle corn, orange and cocoa bean farmers.

Washington is a corn, orange and cocoa bean farmer. His sales and his purchases take place in Chillanes Canton. He’s asking for the loan to buy seeds and farming supplies like urea, Matamonte [herbicide], fertilizer and weed killer to maintain his crops in good condition.

The loan will be very helpful because it will improve his quality of life. The challenges he faces are very frequent: competition and pests. His dream is that his children complete their schooling. In his free time he likes to enjoy the local festivities.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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