A loan of $500 helped to purchase seeds, urea, fertilizers, insecticides, and crop supplies.

Gregorio Antonio's story

Gregorio Antonio is 32 years old. He is single and lives with his parents in Ventanas canton in Los Ríos province.

The members of the Luchando Por Una Misma Causa ("Fighting For The Same Cause") communal bank are located in the La Primavera precinct in Ventanas canton. This communal bank works in short-cycle agriculture and grows corn and rice.

Gregorio Antonio is a farmer and grows corn, rice, and beans. He also raises animals such as chickens and pigs.

He is asking for the loan to buy seeds, urea, fertilizers, insecticides, and crop supplies.

He will make the purchases in Ventanas.

The loan will give him financial support to supply his necessities. He faces challenges such as lack of money to invest. His dream is to continue working in order to move forward and to plant more hectares of corn.

He likes to play sports.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat

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