A loan of $600 helped to buy compost.

Pedro Fidel's story

Pedro Fidel is 53 years old, married, and has four children. He lives with his wife and children (ages 12, 10, 8, and 6) in the canton of Ventanas in L. Ríos Province.

The San Jose Communal Bank is located in neighborhood of El Rosario, which is part of the canton of Ventanas. This Communal Bank consists of short-cycle farmers who grow corn and rice.

Pedro has been a farmer for 15 years. He grows corn, cacao, and rice. Pedro also raises pigs and chickens. He purchases his supplies and sells his products in Ventanas. The loan he is requesting will be used for growing corn. He plans to buy compost. With the help of this loan, his children will be able to move forward.

His dream is to have a car. In his free time, Pedro enjoys studying and reading the Bible.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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