A loan of $1,600 helped to buy seeds, fertilizer, urea and insecticides.

Cosme Olivio's story

Cosme Olivio, age 60, is married and lives with his wife. He has three children, but all of them are married. He lives in the Ventanas canton in the Los Ríos province.

The members of the “Divino Niño” (Divine Child) Communal Bank live in the Estero Lindo precinct. The members of this bank devote themselves to growing short cycle corn and rice.

Cosme devotes himself to growing corn, cacao, onions and rice. He buys the products in Ventanas.

He is asking for this loan to buy seeds, fertilizer, urea and insecticides. The support of the loan will help him to financially supply his necessities.

He faces challenges like pest infestation by the tobacco budworm.

His dream is to buy a finca and a house.

In his free time he likes to do sports and to enjoy precinct holidays with his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mareike Koolen

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