A loan of $600 helped to buy seeds, organic fertilizer, urea, chemical fertilizers and to buy supplies to put in irrigation..


Carlos Alberto's story

Carlos Alberto is 43 years old. He is married with five children. He lives with his wife in the rural area of Ventanas, which is a part of the province of Los Rios. He is a member of the communal bank Los Girasoles (The Sunflowers). Carlos Alberto makes a living as a farmer, planting corn. He has requested a loan to buy organic fertilizer, urea, chemical fertilizers and to buy supplies to put in irrigation. He makes purchases and sales frequently, which he does in the city of Quevedo. His dream is to have his own business. The challenges he faces include finding a way to continue working in his business. In his free time he likes to play sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Kell



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