A loan of $1,600 helped to buy seeds, fertilizers, insecticides and herbicide.

Segundo Cristobal's story

Segundo Cristobal is 38 years old. He is married and lives with his wife and children, ages 6 months and 3 years, in Ventanas canton, De Los Rios province.

The members of the "El Divino Niño" communal bank live in the Estero Lindo community in Ventanas canton. The members of the communal bank work in short-cycle farming, growing corn and rice.

Segundo Cristobal is a farmer, and grows corn and rice. He buys his products in Ventanas.

He is applying for the loan to buy seeds, fertilizers, insecticides and herbicide. With the help of the loan, he will be able to buy what he needs for his crops.

He faces challenges such as crop pests and lack of money to pay more workers. His dream is to buy a farm and a car.

In his free time he likes sports and going for walks.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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