A loan of $600 helped to buy urea, fertilizers, and supplies for pests, with the goal of improving his crops.


Carlos Augusto's story

Carlos Augusto is 32. He has 2 children, who are 9 and 4. He lives with his wife and children in San Joaquín in the Montalvo canton in the Los Ríos province. The San Joaquín communal bank is located 15 minutes from the Montalvo office and is made up of 12 members. Carlos Augusto makes a living through agriculture. He grows rice. He will put the money from this loan towards the purchase of urea, fertilizer, and supplies for pests, with the goal of improving his crops. He makes his purchases and sales in the city of Montalvo on a weekly basis. His dream is to buy his own home in Montalvo and start a business to be secure in his old age and to take good care of his children. The challeges that he faces are the presence of pests on his crops and the inclemency of the rain. In his free time, he does work around the house and helps his wife take care of their children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper



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