A loan of $1,000 helped to buy seeds, urea, fertilizers and pesticides.

Cefferino Gustavo's story

Cefferino Gustavo is 43, married, and has two children. He lives with his wife and children in Ventanas, in De los Ríos province.

He is a member the "26th of November" communal bank, located in Recinto Las Blancas, which is part of Ventanas canton. The members of the group raise livestock and farm.

Cefferino Gustavo farms, and grows soft corn. He is applying for the loan in order to buy seeds, urea, fertilizers and pesticides.

With the help of the loan, he will be able to buy what he needs for his crops.

He makes his purchases and sales in Ventanas. His dream is to be able to continue working to change his standard of living.

In his free time, he likes to work a lot.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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