A loan of $300 helped with the purchase of corn seed, compost, urea and liquid fertilizer.

Elias Francisco's story

Elias Francisco is 29 years old. He is single, lives with his father and has no children. He lives in Ventanas Canton, de Los Ríos Province.

The communal bank, "14 De Diciembre" (14th of December) is made up of 15 members of the San José Cooperative. It is located in San Vicente de las Lomas Precinct, which belongs to Ventanas Canton. The members make their livings in agricultural labors, like planting corn.

Elias Francisco makes his living in agriculture. He plants corn, rice and pigeon peas. He purchases his supplies and sells his products in Ventanas.

Elias Francisco is requesting the loan to purchase corn seed, compost, urea and liquid fertilizers. The loan will him to increase his family's income. His dream is to buy a car.

In his free time, Elias Francisco likes to play indoor soccer.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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