A loan of $1,200 helped to buy urea, fertilizers, and seeds.

Jose Marcelo's story

Jose Marcelo is 30 years old, single, and lives with his parents in Chillanes, Bolivar Province. He has no children.

The San Isidro Communal Bank consists of 10 members and is located in the canton of Chillanes, which is 45 minutes from the offices of Cooperativa San Jose. The members of this Communal Bank engage in agriculture, such as growing corn, blackberries, and beans.

Jose Marcelo is a farmer who grows corn, blackberries, and beans. He will use this loan to buy urea, fertilizers for his crops, as well as seeds. He purchases his supplies at the Silva Market and sells his products at the Sunday fair in Chillanes. His dream is to have money to buy a house and a vehicle for his work.

Jose Marcelo enjoys playing sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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