A loan of $600 helped to buy seeds, fertilizers and compost for his corn crop.


Jose Esteban's story

Jose Esteban, 70, is married and has two children. The family lives in Pueblo Viejo Canton in the province of Los Ríos.

He belongs to the communal bank ANCHOVETA, which is in Puerto Pechiche Parish in the Anchoveta community, which belongs to Pueblo Viejo Canton. Most locals are farmers. Jose is a farmer and grows corn. He buys his supplies in the city of Ventanas. The loan he is requesting is to buy seeds, fertilizers and compost for his corn crop.

The loan helps cover family and production needs. His dream is to buy more land and increase production. One of the challenges he faces is the very low market price for corn. He enjoys traveling.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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