A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase seeds and fertilizers for growing corn and rice.

Wilton Cristobal's story

Wilton Cristobal is 23 years old and married. He lives with his wife and his four-year-old daughter in the América district, in Ventanas canton.

The communal bank "UNIDOS VENCEREMOS" ["United We Will Overcome"] is located in the América district, which is part of Ventanas canton. The members of this communal bank work in short-cycle agriculture, growing corn and rice.

Wilton has worked in agriculture growing corn for the last ten years. He purchase his supplies in Ventanas, and sells his products in the market there.

The requested loan is for the purchase of seeds and fertilizers for growing corn and rice. The loan will help him to increase his income for use by his family and for investment. His dream is to buy a plot of land that he can continue to plant.

In his free time, he really enjoys playing sports.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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