A loan of $600 helped to buy seeds, supplies, urea, and weed killers.

Augusto Wilfrido's story

Augusto Wilfrido is 48 years old, single and living in Montalvo, Los Ríos Province. He has six children and lives with four of them who are 17, 12, 9 and 7 years old.

The “San Joaquín” communal bank is fifteen minutes from the Montalvo office and has 12 members.

Augusto Wilfrido is a farmer especially of short cycle rice and soya. He’s asking for the loan to buy seeds, supplies, urea and weed killing liquids to improve crops. His purchases take place in Montalvo weekly.

His dream is to buy a piece of land of his own to grow products that are common to the area. The challenges he faces are inclement weather, especially draught.

He dedicates his free time to sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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