A loan of $1,200 helped to buy seed and fertilizers for his crops.


Mario José's story

Mario José is 33 years old and in a common law marriage. He lives with his wife and daughter in the community of Recinto Voluntad de Dios of the Ventanas canton.

The VALLE ALTO communal bank is located in the community Voluntad de Dios, which belongs to the Ventanas canton. This bank is dedicated to short cycle agricultural work such as corn, rice and beans.

Mario José works in agricultural, growing rice and corn. He buys his products in Ventanas and does his selling in the Ventanas market.

The loan he has asked for is to buy seeds and fertilizer for his crops. The loan has helped to increase his income for his family and to invest in his crops. His dream is to buy a plot of land.

He likes to spend time with his children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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