A loan of $2,000 helped to purchase compost, herbicides, and insecticides..


Reinaldo's story

Reinaldo is a 48 year old man living with his family in a community in the south of Costa Rica located in Concepción de Pilas, Puntarenas. The local economy is based on farming and livestock raising where planting tubers, coffee, corn, beans and cattle raising predominate.

Reinaldo is asking for a one-million colones loan (¢1.000.000) to provide crop maintenance to the bean crops and to buy some farm tools he needs. He needs to buy farm supplies like manure and fungicide to protect his bean crops from damage. He will also increase the capacity the soil has for absorbing nutritional elements and with the fungicides he’ll use thanks to this loan he will also manage to avoid fungal growth in his plants so that they can be consumed safely. In addition, he will provide quality products to his customers, will reach the production goals he’s set for himself and on the other hand will help his family economically.

Reinaldo is a member of the La Danta S.A. communal bank, one of Costa Rica’s 150 communal credit firms.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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