A loan of $1,000 helped to have working capital to invest in his farming to be able to buy seeds, manure and fertilizers.

Michael Mariano's story

Michael Mariano, 32, lives with his common-law wife and their children, 9 and 10, in the Ventanas canton, Los Rios province.
The VRC Jerusalen communal bank is in the El Caimito area, Puerto Pechico parish, Pueblo Viejo canton. This branch works with farmers who plant short term cycle crops of corn, rice, beans, and pigeon peas.

Michael has been a corn farmer for the last 15 years. He buys and sells in Ventanas. He is requesting a loan to have working capital for the farming and to be able to buy seeds, fertilizers, and manure.
The loan will help him with the capital. His dream is to have his own house if no problems appear.
In his free time he takes part in sports.

With the help of the previous loan he has improved the standard of living for his family. His income has increased and that has benefited his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam Palacio

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