A loan of $1,200 helped to buy urea, fertilizer for his crops, seeds, and food for his livestock and pigs.


Delio Ermel's story

Delio Ermel is 66 years-old and married. He lives with his wife and five children in Chillanes, a province of Bolivar. The communal bank San Isidro is made up of 10 members and is located en the canton Chillanes 45 minutes from the office. This communal bank makes a living farming and sowing corn, berries, and beans. Delio Ermel makes a living farming and sowing corn, berries, and beans, in addition to raising livestock and pigs. He is going to use the loan to buy urea, fertilizer for his crops, seeds, and food for his livestock and pigs. He makes his purchases en Silva's Stores and sells them in the market on Sundays in Chillanes. His dream is to increase his production in order to have more money to live well. He has confronted challenges like his crops getting sick. He likes for his family to visit him at his house to throw parties and eat together.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Birk



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