A loan of $1,600 helped to buy seeds, urea, insecticides, and compost in order to plant corn and rice.


Luis Alfredo's story

Luis Alfredo is 40 years old. He is married and lives with his wife and three children, ages 13, 10, and 9, in the Ventanas canton in the province of Los Rios.

He is a member of the communal bank El Divino Niño (The Divine Child), which is located in the Estero Lindo district, part of the Ventanas canton. This communal bank works with short cycle farming activities such as planting corn and rice.

Luis Alfredo works in agriculture, planting corn and rice. He makes his purchases and sells his products in Ventanas.

He is applying for the loan to purchase seeds, urea, insecticides, and compost so that he can plant corn and rice. The loan will help him economically to supply his needs and improve the income of his family. He faces challenges such as pests in his fields and the frosts that fall on his fields. His dream is to prosper economically and buy a big house for his family.

In his free time he likes to play sports and do household tasks.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry



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