A loan of $600 helped to buy cocoa plants, orange plants, fertilizers, insecticides, and weed killer.

Oscar Oswaldo's story

Oscar Oswaldo is 49, married, and has three children. The family lives together in the Montalvo canton, Los Rios province. Oscar Oswaldo is a member of the Embarcadero Chico communal bank. Group members cultivate cocoa, oranges, banana, yucca, and plantains, and also raise animals.
Oscar Oswaldo cultivates cocoa and plantains. He is requesting this loan for the purchase of cocoa and orange plants, fertilizers, insecticides, and weed killer.
With the help of this loan, he will have the opportunity to have better crops after tending to the land.
Oscar Oswaldo buys and sells his products in the Caluma and Montalvo cantons every week. His dream is to improve his lifestyle, and to buy a vehicle for the farm labour.
Challenges include the climate and general maintenance of his activities.
In his free time, he enjoys playing sports, playing volley ball and participating in carnivals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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