A loan of $1,200 helped to buy seeds, fertilizers, supplies, and weed killer.

Fausto Xavier's story

Fausto Xavier, 22, is single, has a two-month-old son, and lives with his parents in Ventanas in Los Ríos province. He is a member of the communal bank "el DIVINO NIÑO" [Divine Child], which is located in Estero Lindo in Ventanas canton. The group performs seasonal farmwork, planting corn and rice.

Fausto Xavier grows corn and also raises livestock. He buys and sells in Ventanas. He is requesting the loan to buy seeds, fertilizers, supplies, and weed killer so that he can plant and earn more profit. He faces challenges such as bollworm infestation. He dreams of having a better life and likes to play sports in his free time.

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