A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds, fertilizer and manure to care for his plantings and to increase the income for his family.

Wilmer Hernan's story

Wilmer, 19, is married and lives with his wife and their 1-year old daughter in Ventanas Canton, Campo Alegre division.

The San Jacinto bank is located in Campo Alegre, near Guare parish which is part of Ventanas canton and focuses on short-cycle agricultural crops such as corn and rice.

Wilmer Hernan has planted rice and corn for the past 2 years, skills that he learned from his parents. He buys in the Jiménez Commercial Center in Ventanas and sells the products there as well.

He will use the loan to purchase seeds, fertilizers and manure to care for his plants, and they will help increase his income for his family. He dreams of having a house.

He likes sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam Palacio

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