A loan of $600 helped to purchase urea, fertilizer, and insecticides.

Mariano Victoriano's story

Mariano Victoriano is 85 years old. He is single, and lives with his cousin in the Chillanes cantón in Bolívar province. He belongs to the rural communal bank Balacelo, which has ten members.

Mariano Victoriano work in agriculture, growing corn and beans.

He is requesting the loan to be able to purchase the necessary supplies that will allow him to have better harvests and improved income.

He makes his purchases of supplies and sells his products on a frequent basis in the Chillanes cantón. He does this weekly.

His dream is to improve his harvests with the necessary fertilizers, which he will buy in order to have greater income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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