A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase urea and fertilizers for his crops, to purchase seeds, and to purchase food for his pigs..


Holger Francisco's story

Holger Francisco is 32 years old and is married. He lives with his wife and four children, aged 17, 14, 12 and 10. He lives in Chillanes, in the province of Bolivar.

The SAN ISIDRO communal bank is made up of ten members. It is located in Chillanes canton, 45 minutes away from the head office. The members of this communal bank work in agriculture, growing corn, blackberries and beans.

Holger works in agriculture growing corn, blackberries and beans. He also raises pigs. He will use the loan to purchase urea and fertilizers for his crops, to purchase seeds, and to purchase food for his pigs. He purchases his supplies at the Comercial Silva, and makes his sales at the Sunday market in Chillanes.

Holger's dream is to have money to provide his children with an education, and to buy some farmland. He has faced challenges such as the weather; there's been a lot of rain, and this has damaged his crops.

In his free time, he enjoys playing with his children.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack



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