A loan of $1,000 helped to buy agricultural supplies, as well as organic, liquid and other fertilizers for growing corn.


Kleber Washington's story

Cléber Washington is 38, and is in a common-law relationship. He lives with his partner and their children, ages 17, 16, 10 and 4. He lives in Recinto San Vicente las Lomas, in Ventanas canton.

The "El Recreo" communal bank is located in Recinto San Vicente las Lomas, which is part of Ventanas canton. The members of this communal bank work in short cycle agriculture, and grow corn, rice, beans and soybeans.

Cléber is a farmer and has been growing corn and beans for five years. He makes his purchases and sells his products at the market in Ventanas.

He applied for the loan to buy agricultural supplies, as well as organic, liquid, and other fertilizers for growing corn. The loan has helped him increase his family's household income. His dream is to have financial stability for his family. In his free time he likes to play indoor soccer and spend time with his whole family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie



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